Horse Kick and Quad Bike Accident Keep Rescue Helicopter Crew Busy

Two serious accidents on rural properties in 24 hours has marked a busy start to the weekend for RACQ CQ Rescue.

This morning the rescue helicopter airlifted a woman from Nebo after she was kicked in the stomach by a horse at a Campdraft and horse sale. The 25-year-old Clermont woman was working with horses at the Nebo event when the accident happened about 10 am.


An RACQ CQ Rescue spokesperson said it was the second time the woman had been injured in recent weeks, having been kicked by a horse and breaking ribs only a few weeks ago.

The rescue helicopter landed at the Nebo Showgrounds about 11.30am with a doctor and intensive care paramedic aboard and the woman was transferred to the Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.

Late yesterday a toddler was injured when her brother ran over her in a tragic quad bike accident in the Eungella hinterland.

RACQ CQ Rescue flew a total of 120 nautical miles (222 kilometres) to land on the cattle property near Broken River about 5.15 pm and then transfer the injured one-year-old girl to Mackay Base Hospital.

It was believed the accident happened just after 4 pm. The little girl was standing behind a quad bike on the property when her older brother accidentally put the vehicle in gear and reversed over her.

“Horses and quad bikes are two of the most frequent reasons RACQ CQ Rescue is tasked to rural, and often very remote, properties in this region,” an RACQ CQ Rescue spokesperson said.

RACQ CQ Rescue also transferred an unwell patient from the Whitsundays to Mackay Base Hospital for further specialist care earlier this morning.