A woman in her 40s has been flown to hospital in a stable condition after she was seriously injured in a head-on collision on the Central Coast this afternoon.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly before 2pm, and was over the scene at Woy Woy Road, west of the town, in 12 minutes flying time. The crew were headed to land in an oval in the town due to thick bush around the crash scene but spotted a clearing at what appeared to be an old quarry where they were able to land.

Police quickly took CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic the extra 500 metres to the patient. NSW Ambulance crew were also on scene and NSW Rural Fire Service crews also responded.

No other people were seriously injured in the incident, including the child passenger in the SUV the woman was driving or the driver of the second vehicle, a ute.

CareFlight’s aeromedical team treated the woman for injuries at the scene, including fractures to the arm and ribs. She was then transferred with NSW Ambulance road crews assistance to the helicopter.

The woman was flown to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.