A teenage boy has sustained head and suspected spinal injuries after coming off his BMX bike at a park in Belrose.
The boy lost consciousness from the impact of the fall.
The Mounties Care CareFlight Helicopter was tasked shortly after 1:00pm and landed 15 minutes later within the grounds of the bike park. CareFlight’s medical team made their way to the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment. In tandem with emergency services personnel, CareFlight’s medical team worked to transport the patient off the bike track to a nearby ambulance.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic conducted a full trauma assessment on the boy, which included an ultrasound to check for internal injuries, administered pain relief and undertook spinal precautions.
CareFlight’s medical team provided ongoing treatment for the teenager as he was taken by road with NSW Ambulance in a critical condition to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.