February 14, 2021
An elderly man was airlifted to hospital – via two helicopters – after a single-vehicle crash on the Burnett Highway near Ban Ban Springs on Saturday morning.
The man’s vehicle had run off the highway and struck a tree.
Emergency services were called to the incident just after 8:00am, including the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight helicopter which landed nearby.
The aeromedical crew worked alongside QAS paramedics to treat the man, aged in his seventies, for multiple injuries.
The helicopter then flew the man to Gympie, where he was transferred into another LifeFlight helicopter for the flight to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
A Lifeflight spokesperson said the man was transported in a serious but stable condition.
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One person was transported to Kingaroy Hospital in a stable condition after a motorcycle hit a kangaroo on Brooklands-Pimpimbudgee Road near Brooklands at 9:48am on Sunday.