IMPALED: A 12-year-old girl was impaled on her bike handlebars yesterday afternoon. (Please note, THESE ARE NOT the bikes involved in the incident)
IMPALED: A 12-year-old girl was impaled on her bike handlebars yesterday afternoon. (Please note, THESE ARE NOT the bikes involved in the incident) Courtesy of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Young girl impaled by bike handlebars

A YOUNG girl was airlifted by the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she was impaled by bicycle handlebars at a property near Gympie.

The incident occured at around 2.40pm yesterday afternoon at a property at Tandur.

The 12-year-old girl was impaled through the upper leg by the brake lever, a QAS spokesman said.

Courtesy of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

The aeromedical crew were called to the scene around 3pm yesterday afternoon.

The girl was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

2017 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5344 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

Courtesy of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue
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