70-year-old man run over by truck treated by CareFlight

Wednesday 27 November 2019

A 70-year-old man is in a serious, but stable, condition after he was run over by a truck at a Wakeley residence.

It is understood that the man was working underneath the truck in the driveway when it rolled over him.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked at 12:15pm and landed eight minutes later in a nearby vacant plot of land. NSW Police escorted CareFlight’s aeromedical crew to the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment.  

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic assessed the man for suspected abdominal injuries with a portable ultrasound and performed a chest decompression.

The patient was transported by road ambulance in a serious condition to Liverpool Hospital under the ongoing treatment of CareFlight’s aeromedical team.