The rescue helicopter landed in a clearing near the top of the Blackbutt Range (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

August 17, 2020

A motorcycle rider suffered a serious leg injury in a single-vehicle crash on the Blackbutt Range on Monday.

Emergency services were called to the incident, between Benarkin and Moore, about 12:15pm.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was also despatched to the scene.

Traffic on the highway was delayed while paramedics attended to the injured man – aged in his 30s – who is believed to have crashed into a guardrail.

A LifeFlight spokesperson said the man had been travelling with friends.

The pilot of the Sunshine Coast-based helicopter was able to land the aircraft in a clearing near the crash scene.

The rider was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition, under the care of a LifeFlight critical care doctor and a QAS flight paramedic.

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