The injured woman is transferred to the waiting helicopter on Saturday morning in Kilkivan (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

September 13, 2021

A woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after her vehicle rolled into a ditch in Kilkivan on Saturday morning.

An RACQ LifeFlight spokesperson said the woman was driving directly behind her husband, travelling in a separate vehicle, when the incident occurred.

She was rounding a bend when she apparently lost control of her vehicle, which ran off the road and flipped end-over-end into the three-metre deep ditch.

Emergency services were called to the incident, near Fraser Street, just before 8:30am.

The spokesperson said the couple had been driving to their grandchild’s graduation event.

Emergency services personnel and the LifeFlight aeromedical team worked together to transfer the injured woman into the waiting rescue helicopter, which landed nearby.

The woman, aged in her seventies, suffered multiple injuries and was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

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Four people were injured – including an elderly couple with serious injuries – after a car rolled on a private property in the Glastonbury area on Saturday afternoon.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service helicopters – both based in Toowoomba – were called to the incident about 3:30pm.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics treated the patients at the scene.

A 50-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman were taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

The elderly couple were taken by ambulance to the waiting helicopters, which had landed on a nearby sportsground.

The 77-year-old woman was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious condition with head injuries.

The man, aged in his eighties, was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with suspected head and arm injuries.

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A young person was airlifted to hospital on Saturday morning after a horse-riding fall at Bell.

Emergency services were called to the Bell Showgrounds just after 8:00am.

The patient was airlifted in a stable condition to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.


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