A one-year-old baby is among three children and four adults being treated for injuries after two buggies collided on Hamilton Island.
A CQ Rescue spokeswoman told The Huffington Post Australia two helicopters had arrived at the Queensland tourist island, about 800km north of Brisbane, and it was not yet known whether patients would be taken to hospital in Mackay or Townsville while a third helicopter had been requested.
The baby was reportedly being treated for leg injuries with Queensland Ambulance classing five people as serious and three as stable.
5 serious & 3 stable patients at 2-buggy rollover #HamiltonIsland. 2 helos on scene with a 3rd tasked.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) March 10, 2016
Two rescue choppers on route to golf buggy crash on Hamilton Island. 3 young kids and 4 adults injured. @ABCnorthqld— Isobel Roe (@isobelroe) March 9, 2016
Serious injuries out of 2 buggy rollover on Hamilton Island. 2 choppers heading over to pick up several ppl. 1 woman with severe leg injury.— Chris McMahon (@ChrisTheJourno1) March 9, 2016
As well as those involved in the crash, an eighth man passed out after witnessing the scene and was also treated by paramedics.
The incident reportedly happened about 8.30am on Thursday when two buggies hit, causing one to roll over.
The island has very few cars and buses, with most visitors travelling in golf cart-style buggies.
Last December a man received medical treatment on Hamilton Island after sustaining a head injury in a buggy crash.
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A 20yo male w/ a head injury was transported stable to #Hamilton Island Medical Centre after a buggy crash at One Tree Hill at 2.11am.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) December 9, 2015