RACQ CapRescue has seen a significant increase in quad bike related accidents requiring our services and this trend continued into May.
At 11pm on Sunday May 16th, Rescue300 was tasked to the Byfield National Park area where three people were injured whilst travelling together on a quad bike.
Whilst riding along a heavily vegetated road within when the forestry they hit a tree hidden by grass and all three occupants were thrown clear of the vehicle.
One man in his 30s suffered head and upper body injuries and required intubation on scene by the on-board doctor and Critical Care Paramedic. He was transported through to Rockhampton Hospital for further scans.
The remaining occupants, both in their 20s suffered suspected broken ribs cuts and abrasions and were transported by road with the Queensland Ambulance Service through to Rockhampton for further assessment.
Shortly after midday on Saturday May 22nd, Rescue300 was tasked to the scene of an ATV accident on a property near Moura. Three teenage girls sustained suspected fractured arms and spinal injuries as a result. Two patients were transported from the scene to Rockhampton Hospital.
Upon returning to base, the crew were tasked to the Moura Hospital to airlift the third teenager involved in the ATV accident. They were stabilised before take-off by the onboard medical crew and transported to Rockhampton Hospital.
In the past 12 months there has been 31 quad bike tasks attended to by the Rescue300 team. We ask that the CQ community respects the possible dangers and takes the proper precautions when operating this mode of transport.