The injured motorbike rider is treated by QAS paramedics and LifeFlight personnel at the crash site on Saturday
(Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

May 31, 2021

A man, aged in his 60s, was airlifted to hospital after his motorcycle and a vehicle collided on the Burnett Highway just outside Goomeri on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the incident at 12:31pm.

A decision was made to call in a rescue helicopter to assist the man.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter – temporarily based on the Sunshine Coast – answered the call.

The pilot was able to land the helicopter on the highway a short distance from the crash site.

The aeromedical team worked with ambulance paramedics to treat the patient for lower limb injuries.

The injured man was then airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital under the care of the LifeFlight critical care doctor and a QAS flight paramedic.

He was transported in a stable condition.

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This was just one of many serious motorcycle crashes across southern Queensland at the weekend:

  • A 39-year-old North Burnett man was killed when he came off his motorbike on Kerwee Road at Eidsvold East on Sunday afternoon
  • A woman aged in her 50s suffered a serious hip injury after her bike crashed into an oncoming car in the Scenic Rim region on Saturday afternoon
  • A man aged in his 30s suffered upper leg injuries when his dirt bike hit a tree stump in a State Forest near Curra on Sunday afternoon

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Two people were transported to Gympie Hospital by ambulance in a stable condition after a single-vehicle crash near Woolooga on Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle rollover on Brooweena-Woolooga Road at 8:55am.

LifeFlight responders carry their gear to the site of Saturday’s motorcycle crash on the Burnett Highway near Goomeri
(Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

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