Seriously injured teenager airlifted after crash

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter has airlifted a teenager to hospital, after a car struck a tree, in the Fraser Coast region, this morning.

It’s believed the female patient had been trapped in the vehicle for around an hour, before she was freed by emergency services.

The rescue helicopter was sent to the scene, around 8.15am (Sunday 23 May).

The aeromedical team worked with Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics to treat the patient for serious lower limb injuries and a head injury.

Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) personnel were also at the scene.

The teenager was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, under the care of the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and a QAS Flight Paramedic.

She was transported in a serious condition.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter performed this mission as it is currently, temporarily based on the Sunshine Coast, while the familiar blue and yellow RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter undergoes scheduled engineering.

The aircraft is part of LifeFlight Australia’s commercial operation, which supports the work of the community helicopter fleet, through our profit-for-purpose model and is rotated through our community bases from time to time, when operationally required.