Man is rushed to hospital in a serious condition after horrific skydiving accident
- Learner skydiver in serious condition after skydiving accident on a highway
- He suffered serious multiple injuries after rough landing at Toogoolawah, QLD
- The trainee was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane
A learner skydiver on his 12th jump is in a serious condition after a horrific skydiving accident on a highway.
The man suffered multiple serious injuries after a rough landing on Brisbane Valley Highway at Toogoolawah, 90 minutes south-west of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
He suffered injuries to his leg, arm and pelvis when he came down hard under an open parachute on Monday, the Australian Parachute Federation said.
Paramedics arrived at scene after a man is seriously injured in a skydiving accident (pictured)
Paramedics arrived at the accident scene on Monday at around 11.15am, and the man was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
He was training under Skydive Ramblers Toogoolawah, which offers learn to skydive lessons and tandem jumps.
‘The man, whose name cannot be released, was a trainee skydiver, making his 12th jump as part of a routine training exercise,’ the federation said in a statement.
The federation, which regulates skydiving in Australia, will investigate whether equipment, human error, or weather conditions played a part in the incident.
More to come.
The learner skydiver had a rough landing on Brisbane Valley Highway at Toogoolawah, QLD