Woman hurt in quad bike rollover
A MURWILLUMBAH ambulance crew and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter paramedics from Lismore were called on Saturday afternoon when a woman received suspected spinal injuries in a quad bike rollover on a rural property near Tyalgum.
The ambulance crew were first to arrive at the scene by four-wheel-drive.
The helicopter crew landed on the hilltop minutes later.
An ambulance spokesman said the woman was believed to have suffered lower back and pelvic injuries.
Westpac helicopter pilot Tom Hulse said the triple-0 call was received at 1.30pm with the helicopter taking 15 minutes to fly to the property 5km west of Tyalgum.
Mr Hulse said the accident happened on a very steep, treed slope.
A man had also been on the quad bike when it rolled.
He was able to leave the scene to make the emergency phone call to get help for the injured 48-year-old woman.
Mr Hulse said the man had no serious injuries, but the woman was being treated for suspected spinal injuries.
A special mat was used for her flight to Lismore Base Hospital.
The pilot said the woman did have feeling in her legs which was a good sign, but all precautions were taken.