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Woman airlifted to Rocky, police launch investigation

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service airlifted a woman in her 20s to the Rockhampton Hospital following a high-speed rollover in Oombabeer.
The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service airlifted a woman in her 20s to the Rockhampton Hospital following a high-speed rollover in Oombabeer. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

A YOUNG woman was airlifted from the scene of a high-speed rollover in rural Central Queensland.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service attended the single-vehicle accident south of Oombabeer yesterday about 3pm.

Paramedics were treating the 23-year-old upon arrival, and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service were at the scene about 234km south-west of Rockhampton.

The woman was treated by the rescue helicopter's critical care paramedic for suspected upper-limb fractures she suffered during the "high speed rollover".

The patient was airlifted to the Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition for further scans and treatment.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman this morning confirmed police were investigating the incident, but he could not say how fast the vehicle was travelling at the time of the crash.

A Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service spokeswoman said the woman is in a stable condition.

The Queensland Ambulance Service have also reported another single-vehicle rollover in rural CQ in about 3.30am.

A man remains in the Biloela Hospital with rib pain after the crash on the Dawson Hwy, Banana, about 149km south-west of Rockhampton.

this morning reported a male is in hospital following a single-vehicle rollover on the Dawson Hwy in the early hours of this morning.

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