Two seriously hurt in bike crashes

TWO motorcyclists from the Bundaberg region were airlifted to hospital in Brisbane after separate accidents at the weekend.

On Saturday evening, an 18-year-old Gayndah man was injured when his motorcycle hit a tree at high speed.

He was taken by road ambulance to Gayndah and was then flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) by the AGL Rescue Helicopter from Bundaberg.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the man broke an arm and a leg in the crash.

On Sunday morning, a 51-year-old Branyan man was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle on Paradise Road, near Childers.

The ambulance spokesman said the man, who was riding with friends, came over the crest of a small hill and noticed water over the road.

He tried to stop but came off his bike heavily and suffered limb, chest and shoulder injuries.

The Maroochydore AGL Rescue Helicopter flew him to RBWH, where he was in a serious condition.

Bundaberg Police traffic branch Senior Constable Paul Baxter urged motorists and motorcyclists to take care on the road.



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