Two airlifted after car swerves to avoid kangaroo at Kilcoy

TWO patients have been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue following a single vehicle rollover near Landcruiser Mountain Park at Kilcoy

A mother and son were travelling with their family along a service road when they swerved to miss a kangaroo.

The vehicle, which was towing a trailer, reportedly rolled multiple times down a hill, coming to rest several 100 metres from the road.

Initial medical assessment at the scene of the accident suggest the family are lucky to have escaped serious injury.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was called in at 8.45am to airlift the mother and son.

They were flown to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

Two people were airlifted by the RACQ rescue chopper after a car rollover at Kilcoy.
Two people were airlifted by the RACQ rescue chopper after a car rollover at Kilcoy. Racq

Both patients will undergo medical tests and scans as a precaution.

The other two occupants were uninjured in the crash.

This is the second motor vehicle accident involving a near-miss with a kangaroo in as many days.

Yesterday, the Toowoomba RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man in his 70s who crashed on the Bruce Highway north of Maryborough.

He suffered suspected head and arm injuries, and was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition.

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