Woman in hospital after quad bike rollover

A woman has been injured in a quad bike incident in far north Queensland.

Paramedics were called to the scene, about 13km north of Cairns, on Wednesday afternoon following reports of a quad bike rollover.

The woman was treated at the scene before being transported to Cairns Hospital for further treatment.

In the six years from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011, there were 104 quad bike fatalities in Australia, according to Safe Work Australia figures.

Almost half (61 fatalities) of all fatalities were the result of a rollover and 69 fatalities occurred on a farm or property. Of the 104 fatalities, at least 66 were due to unstable or uneven terrain, for example an incline, ditch, embankment, sand or mud.

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