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Woman trapped in car after crashing down embankment


A young woman has been airlifted to hospital, after her car plunged five metres down an embankment.

The vehicle veered off the road crashing down the embankment and into a tree at Veteran, north-east of Gympie, on Wednesday afternoon.

All emergency services were at the scene and worked to free the woman, who was believed to have been trapped for some time.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper landed in a nearby clearing and used ropes, set up by Queensland Fire and Emergency Service officers, to climb down to the crash site.

The Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic worked alongside Queensland Ambulance Service officers to treat the driver, aged in her twenties, for head injuries.

She was airlifted, in a stable condition, to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

It was the second motor vehicle accident the aeromedical crew attended on Wednesday.

Earlier, the rescue helicopter flew a man to hospital after he was critically injured in a motorbike crash, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

It's believed the man in his 50s lost control of his bike and smashed into the guard rail shortly before 11:00am. 

He was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, in a critical condition. 

Image courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

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