Critically Injured Teen Airlifted To Townsville Hospital

A teenager was airlifted to Townsville Hospital by RACQ CQ Rescue last night fighting for life after being crushed in a horror accident on a property near Moranbah.


RACQ CQ Rescue was tasked about 8pm after the 17-year-old suffered serious head injuries when he was believed crushed between two cars, one towing the other, on a property nearby.

His friends rushed him to meet the Queensland Ambulance Service at McDonald’s on the Moranbah Access Road before he was transferred to Moranbah Hospital.

RACQ CQ Rescue, with a doctor and Critical Care Paramedic on board, landed on the oval in the township just before 9pm so the flying trauma team could be transferred to the Moranbah hospital quickly.

An hour later, the rescue helicopter departed the Moranbah oval with the teenager on board in a critical condition and arrived at Townsville Hospital at midnight.

The Mackay-based rescue helicopter flew more than 800km over six hours to transfer the critically ill teen to hospital.