The rescue helicopter in the South Burnett on Friday night (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

September 20, 2020

Two injured motorbike riders have been airlifted to hospital after separate crashes in the South Burnett at the weekend.

On Friday night, the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was despatched to retrieve a teenager who suffered multiple injuries.

He was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Then on Saturday, the same helicopter was called to a motocross park just after 2:00pm to airlift an injured rider.

A LifeFlight spokesperson said it was believed the man had been riding his bike around the track when he attempted a jump and crashed.

Ambulance paramedics was first on scene and treated the man, aged in his thirties, for suspected lower body and shoulder injuries.

Once the aeromedical team arrived, they stabilised the patient for his flight to hospital.

He was flown in a stable condition to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.


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