There have been two incidents involving motocross bikes during the Easter long weekend.
The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to a private property near Imbil at 3:40PM on Friday afternoon, after a young girl from Brisbane hurt herself while riding a motocross bike.
She’d been camping with her family in the Sunshine Coast hinterland when the accident happened.
The young girl is an experienced off road motorcycle rider, having ridden most of her life and was trying out a bigger bike when she fell.
She was cared for by family and friends, Kenilworth First Responders, and then followed by the Queensland Ambulance Service, and the helicopter crew then airlifted her to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital suffering head, chest, & pelvic injuries. She’s stable.
This is the second motocross accident so far for this long weekend. Before that the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a Redland City man in his 20s, after he crashed a dirt bike near Meandarra on Friday morning.
The man had been riding at a property when he fell and knocked himself out. He has suspected head and spinal injuries.
Paramedics were first to arrive, he was then airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.