The injured motorcycle rider is prepared for transport to hospital (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

January 16, 2017

A Toowoomba man aged in his late 20s suffered hip and shoulder injuries after a motorcycle and a 4WD collided on the Cooyar Range on Sunday afternoon.

An RACQ LifeFlight spokesperson said the motorbike was travelling downhill around a steep turn when it apparently crossed over to the opposite side of the road and collided with the oncoming vehicle.

The passengers on board the 4WD – a mother and her four children – suffered shock but were not injured.

The 4WD driver helped the injured rider and is believed to have made the emergency call to Queensland Ambulance Service which arrived on the scene shortly afterwards.

The Toowoomba-based LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was despatched to airlift the patient at 1:19pm.

The rider was transported in a stable condition to Toowoomba Base Hospital.

Police investigations are continuing.

[UPDATED with correction. The words “his bike” in the original report were not meant to imply the injured rider owned, or didn’t own, the bike he was riding.] 

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Raw Video From RACQ LifeFlight