61-year-old man broke his leg riding motorbike at Kroombit
THE RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service responded to a motorcycle accident in the Kroombit Tops National Park yesterday.
A 61-year-old male, from Sippy Downs QLD, who was riding with a companion on a trail within the National Park broke his lower leg when he fell from his motorcycle.
The helicopter service reports the man was in the process of negotiating a steep part of the trail at low speed when he lost traction, at this stage he went to place his foot on the ground in so doing it ended up in a hole.
He was unable to control the bike due to the steepness of the terrain and weight of the bike and he fell awkwardly with the bike landing on his leg and braking it.
Once the Rescue Helicopter arrived on scene it was noticed that the QAS was already in attendance, as there was not a suitable land site close to the accident scene and the aircraft was landed on the track 800m from the accident site.
The helicopter crew and Intensive Car Paramedic waited at the landing site until the patient was transported by QAS after they had provided initial treatment.
The Intensive Car Paramedic then assessed the patient and readied him for the flight.
He was flown in a stable condition to Rockhampton Hospital.