The rescue helicopter at the scene of the first horse-riding incident on Saturday morning (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

March 4, 2024

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew performed three back-to-back missions on Saturday, including two involving injured horse riders.

The rescue chopper was first called into action about 8:30am.

A woman, aged in her 40s, was riding with her husband when she fell from her horse, which then rolled on top of her.

Emergency services were called to incident, near Pierces Creek, just after 8:00am.

The helicopter landed near the scene, where the aeromedical crew met local QAS paramedics who were treating the woman for chest, arm and leg injuries.

She was flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

The helicopter crew then completed an unrelated hospital patient transfer before being called to respond to another horse-riding incident.

This involved a teenage woman who suffered multiple injuries when she fell from her horse on a private property near Wutul at 3:45pm.

The helicopter pilot was again able to land near the scene.

The teenager suffered hip, shoulder and back injuries and was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

The second injured horse rider is loaded into the rescue helicopter and Saturday afternoon (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)


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