Queensland crashes keep RACQ choppers busy

A B-double roll over on the Bruce Highway has capped off a frantic few days on Queensland’s roads for RACQ’s helicopter network.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said it was a bad start to the school holidays with a number of crashes over the past three days.

“Our helicopter network attended several car crashes over the past three days where people suffered horrific injuries,” Ms Hunter said.

“School holidays are a high risk time for crashes often due to drivers travelling longer distances, in less familiar territory and fatigue can play a large part also.”

Just before 1.30am on Monday, the driver of a B-double truck suffered lacerations to his torso after his vehicle rolled on the Bruce Highway, south of St Lawrence.

Due to the weather the patient was stabilised and taken to the RACQ Capricorn base before he was airlifted to hospital.

Earlier, RACQ Capricorn crews airlifted a patient to hospital after being cut from their car suffering compound fractures and other internal injuries after they crashed into a tree south of Biloela.

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Further south, the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted multiple patients from three separate crashes over the weekend.

One male driver crashed into a tree north of Gympie on Sunday night, while another man suffered several injuries in a multi-vehicle crash south of Bundaberg earlier in the day.

On Friday evening, a woman with chest and abdominal injuries was airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight after she was injured in a head on collision south of Bundaberg.

Further west, the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter flew 900 kilometres to transfer a seriously injured teenage motorcyclist to hospital after he was thrown from his bike at a remote cattle property near Clermont.