RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews kept on their feet

The Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was heading towards Dalby for a hospital transfer when the crew were diverted to a serious motor vehicle accident.

The two vehicle accident occurred on the Warrego Highway at Minden around midday.
Once the crew had arrived at the scene they attended to a female in her early twenties who’d been traveling in one of the vehicles.
The woman sustained serious head injuries as well as multi-trauma injuries.

The crew were at the scene for two hours before airlifting her to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Shortly before 9:30am the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a private property west of Maryborough where a male in his early sixties suffered chest and pelvic injuries after a 200 kilo empty water tank rolled on him, pinning him to the ground for a period of time before being released.

He was treated at the scene by both the aeromedical crew and paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a stable condition.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.