RACQ LifeFlight Rescue winches injured trail bike rider

A woman has been winched from rugged bushland, by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew, after she was injured in a trail bike crash on ANZAC Day afternoon.

The woman, who is aged in her thirties, had reportedly been riding with a group of friends, when she lost control of her bike on a dirt track.

QAS and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) crews responded, but were unable to drive vehicles into the crash site.

The Sunshine Coast-based rescue chopper was called to the scene just before 1.30pm but due to the rugged terrain, the pilot was unable to land, so the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue medical team was winched down to the injured woman.

She was treated, then secured in a stretcher, before being winched with the RACQ LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor, back into the chopper.

The QAS Flight Paramedic was then hoisted up to the aircraft.

The patient was in a stable condition when she was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital for treatment for suspected hip and leg fractures.