A motor vehicle rolled over a male aged in his 50s in Wollongong leaving him in a serious condition before he was airlifted to St George Hospital this evening.

The Mounties Care CareFlight Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly before 3.30pm and met them at McKinnon Park in Coniston. NSW Police were also in attendance.

NSW Ambulance paramedics worked alongside CareFlight’s medical team to treat the patient for injuries to the torso, fractured ribs and significant breathing difficulties.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment, including ultrasound. The patient was placed into an induced coma before being flown to hospital in a critical condition to undergo emergency surgery.