Aussie soldiers and US Marines injured in two vehicle rollovers

Defence has confirmed that three Australian soldiers and three US Marines were taken to hospital on Tuesday 27 June after two vehicle accidents during Exercise Diamond Strike 23 in Queensland.

FILE PHOTO (2018): Abrams tanks and United States Marines engage targets during Exercise Diamond Strike 2018. Photo by Corporal Oliver Carter.

Emergency first aid was applied at the scenes and the injured were moved to Townsville University Hospital for further treatment and monitoring.

Two other Australian soldiers were evacuated from Exercise Diamond Strike in separate incidents.

A Defence spokesperson told CONTACT none of the injuries were assessed as life threatening and all of the Australian soldiers had since been released from hospital.

“Defence would like to thank Queensland Ambulance Service for their rapid response to these incidents,” the spokesperson said.

“Defence takes the safety of its personnel seriously and uses all measures available to minimise unnecessary risk.

“As investigations into these incidents are underway, no further detail will be provided at this time.”

Defence gave no details regarding the type of vehicles involved in the roll-over incidents.


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One thought on “Aussie soldiers and US Marines injured in two vehicle rollovers

  • 02/07/2023 at 5:20 pm
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    Was there a field hospital and medivac facilities to train all medical cohorts?
    If anything previous years have shown this interaction is of high importance, but being deployed with big armies we never did the heavy lifting.
    Bit embarrassing if we had to have a yellow ambulance with sirens blazing come to the `front line’ when we are training for the big stuff!

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