A 54-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after he sustained serious head injuries at his Grose Vale residence in the Hawkesbury region.

It is understood that the man was knocking down trees with a tractor when a tree fell on him. He was able to drive the tractor to his house to call for help before losing consciousness.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked at 10:45am and landed 15 minutes later outside the Grose Vale residence where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic treated the patient’s head injuries and assessed him for flight transfer.

The man was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition under ongoing observation from CareFlight’s clinical team.

CareFlight’s duty doctor noted: “During this long weekend and times of social distancing, CareFlight urges individuals to take appropriate precautions when performing maintenance around the house.”