Photo supplied by RACQ Careflight Rescue

Motorcross rider airlifted with suspected spinal injuries

A 19-year-old motocross rider has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter this afternoon, following an accident at the Coolum Motocross Track.

It is believed that the Brisbane-based rider suffered suspected spinal injuries after he landed awkwardly off a jump, and was injured further when his bike came to rest on top of him.

He was transported to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition, where the extent of his injuries will be assessed.

This is the second time the Maroochydore-based rescue helicopter has been activated to transport a motocross rider this week. On Sunday, a  43-year-old Toowoomba man was airlifted from an off-road motorbike accident at Manar Park, 200kms west of Gympie.


Callout to regional business

Callout to regional business

Want a say in how mining supports business?

Blessed be the classrooms

Blessed be the classrooms

St. John's welcome Bishop Robert McGukin to bless new buildings

Raid results in arrests

Raid results in arrests

Eight people have been arrested following a series of drug raids.

Local Partners