Trail bike rider airlifted to hospital after crashing into tree stump

A man has been airlifted to hospital by the Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter, after a dirt bike crash, in the Gympie region, this afternoon (Sunday 30th May).

The male rider, aged in his thirties, was believed to be riding along a road in a state forest, when he hit a tree stump.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics initially treated him for upper leg injuries, at the scene.

Due to the location of the accident, the rescue helicopter landed a short distance from the accident site and rendezvoused with the QAS.

The patient was then airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a stable condition.