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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.



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