Warning to riders after multiple motorbike crashes

RACQ has encouraged motorcyclists to practice extra caution on the roads after two separate crashes required two riders to be airlifted to hospital by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue over the weekend.

A man was seriously injured on Sunday when he was riding his motorbike north west of Bundaberg and hit a wallaby. The crew on board treated him for multiple injuries and then airlifted him to Bundaberg Hospital.

“It is a timely reminder to be on the lookout for wildlife, as we are in the middle of animal strike season,” RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said.

“In the cooler months, animals can move closer to the road searching for food and warmth.”

Ms Ross said another man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash south west of Toowoomba on Saturday.

“The man in his 40’s was airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition,” she said.

“We hope that no one ever needs our RACQ Rescue Helicopter and Jet Network, but when crashes or emergencies happen, they’re there 24/7.

“Patients can be stabilised and taken to hospital for further lifesaving treatment in minutes instead of hours. It’s a critical service we are proud to sponsor.”