Two CareFlight choppers called to crash

A local man, aged in his early 40s, rolled his car on Gin Gin-Mount Perry Road mid-afternoon. CareFlight’s Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg-based helicopters were called in to assist, as early reports suggested that multiple patients may have needed transport.

Fortunately, the man only suffered minor injuries and was transported to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

En-route to Mount Perry, the Sunshine Coast team was stood down as only one patient required transportation. They were immediately re-tasked to another mission at Langshore, near Gympie, to airlift a 67-year-old woman who had rode her quad bike through a fence and suffered neck injuries as a result.

The Langshore airlift marked the fourth accident involving motor vehicles the Sunshine Coast CareFlight crew was tasked to today.

At 12 noon, the crew was called to the scene of a single vehicle car accident at Maryborough where a man in his 20s crashed into a power pole and became entrapped in his vehicle. Teams from the Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services extricated the man from his vehicle and he was flown to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

At around 8am this morning, the same crew was called to a motor vehicle accident at Woolooga.