June 22, 2020
RACQ LifeFlight crews were called to separate motorbike crashes at the weekend in which male riders were seriously injured.
On Friday night, a man was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital after he was seriously injured in a motocross incident in the South Burnett.
The RACQ LifeFlight helicopter was called to a motocross park just before 6:00pm.
It’s believed the motorbike rider, aged in his 20s, had been attempting a jump, when he lost control and hit a tree.
Ambulance paramedics attended to the man at the scene before LifeFlight aeromedical team arrived.
The rider was treated for upper body injuries before being flown to Toowoomba’s Clive Berghofer LifeFlight Centre, in a serious but stable condition.
A QAS road crew transported the patient from the aeromedical hangar to Toowoomba Hospital.
On Sunday afternoon, the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew an injured man to hospital after he reportedly crashed the dirt bike he was riding into a tree south of Gympie.
The helicopter was called to the incident just after 1:00pm.
It’s believed the patient, aged in his 20s, had been riding the motorbike on a dirt road, when he lost control.
QAS paramedics were treating the man for upper body injuries when the LifeFlight team arrived.
He was stabilised before being flown to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious condition.