Bike rider stable after crash

NINETEEN-year-old Ashley Parsons was in a stable condition yesterday in the orthopaedic ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital after being airlifted to Brisbane at the weekend following a motorbike accident at 3pm on Saturday near Stanthorpe.

Mr Parsons was reported to have been travelling along a forestry dirt track heading towards Yarnolds Road, Amiens, when he hit a log on the track, lost control and was thrown a number of metres off his bike.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS), Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), Stanthorpe Police and CareFlight attended the scene.

Mr Parsons told QAS officersat the time he had no feeling in his lower body.

He was in a serious but stable condition when he was airlifted to Brisbane by CareFlight at 4.50pm.

The medical team said he was suffering from a suspected spinal injury.

On Sunday afternoon, a spokesman for Princess Alexandra Hospital said Mr Parsons was in astable condition, and that had not changed when the Daily News contacted the hospital again yesterday.



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