The woman had been riding a horse, with her mother walking behind with their dogs, when it’s believed the horse was spooked. The rider was knocked off the horse which then rolled onto her.
The patient’s mother witnessed the accident and alerted Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, who arrived on the scene shortly after.
The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was called to attend the accident at 9:17am and landed the helicopter in a paddock approximately 50 metres from the property.
The crew stabilised the patient and transported her in a stable condition to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
It was the second airlift in a week for RACQ LifeFlight rescue crews involving an injured horse rider.
Last week, the Mount Isa based crew airlifted a 19 year old female who was thrown from her horse while mustering cattle on a property north-east of Mount Isa and suffered a suspected pelvic injury.