Horserider hit by concrete truck taken to hospital

UPDATE 11.30AM: The female horserider hit by a concrete truck east of Gympie this morning has been airlifted to Nambour General Hospital with minor injuries.

The crash happened about 30km east of Gympie just after 8am.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed the woman had been transported from the scene by the RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter.

EARLIER:

THE RACQ LifeFlight helicopter is on standby east of Gympie this morning after a female horserider and a concrete truck collided.

Emergency services were called to Gympie-Kin Kin Pomona Rd, Wolvi, just after 8am as reports of the crash came through.

The accident occurred on the Gympie side of Gympie-Kin Kin Pomona Rd, near Verne Rd and Counter Rd, a Queensland Police spokesman said.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the rider was complaining of head pain and that the LifeFlight chopper had been called to the scene, where it remained ready to transport the woman if necessary.

A LifeFlight spokesman said he was unsure whether the crew had been required to transport the woman yet, but the chopper was still on scene.

AREA: A Google map showing the rough area where a woman on horseback was hit by a concrete truck this morning.
AREA: A Google map showing the rough area where a woman on horseback was hit by a concrete truck this morning. Scott Sawyer


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