Trail rider airlifted from Imbil by CareFlight helicopter

VIDEO: Rider injured at Imbil winched into chopper

A TRAIL bike rider has been seriously injured in an accident at Imbil State Forest, west of Kenilworth.

The male rider was winched to safety by a RACQ CareFlight helicopter after injuring himself while riding with friends Sunday at about 11am.

The injured rider is understood to be in his late-40s.

He suffered leg, chest and arm injuries, and was airlifted in a stretcher into the aircraft.
 

The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter lands briefly near Imbil as part of a mission to help an injured trail bike rider.
The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter lands briefly near Imbil as part of a mission to help an injured trail bike rider. RACQ CAREFLIGHT RESCUE HELICOPTER

A RACQ CareFlight Rescue spokesman said the forest canopy at the site was so dense that the helicopter had to land at a campsite nearby and pick up a friend of the rider, who directed the crew to the area.

The injured rider was taken to Nambour General Hospital in a serious condition.

Meanwhile in Mapleton, two cars collided yesterday afternoon, leaving a woman with minor injuries.

The accident occurred about one kilometre from Mapleton on the inbound side of the road about 3.30pm.

Police, fire and ambulance services attended the scene.

A female occupant of one of the vehicles was taken to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.


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