After the year we experienced in 2020, it’s safe to say nothing can be expected. However, if the first few weeks of 2021 are anything to go by, it’s going to be a big year for our RACQ CapRescue crew!
Rescue300 launched into 2021 by performing back to back rescues between New Year’s Eve and the morning of January 1st. Since then, our crew have performed almost 30 rescues, including inter-hospital transfers, horse falls and motor vehicle accidents.
On January 21st the RACQ CapRescue flight crew were tasked by Queensland Health to the scene of a motor vehicle accident, 13km south of Banana on the Leichhardt Highway. A family of four were involved in a single vehicle rollover just after 7am when the driver reportedly lost control and her utility left the road.
The driver of the vehicle, a female in her 30’s, was rendered unconscious from the impact of the accident for up to 40 minutes; while her two sons aged five and eight along with her husband were all in stable conditions upon arrival of emergency services.
Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics provided initial treatment to the patients prior to the arrival of Rescue 300. Once on scene our medical crew treated the woman in an effort to stabilise her for transport.
RACQ CapRescue airlifted the female patient to Rockhampton Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition with suspected severe head and neck injuries. The remaining three passengers of the vehicle were transported to Moura Hospital in a stable condition by road ambulance as a precautionary measure.