Man crushed by horse airlifted to hospital - CareFlight

Man crushed by horse airlifted to hospital

Friday 21 August 2020

A 67-year-old man riding a horse on his private property in Freemans Reach has fallen from the animal which then rolled on him.

The man sustained suspected fractures to his chest.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly before 3.30pm from the Westmead hangar and landed 20 minutes later in the grounds of the man’s paddock.

NSW Ambulance paramedics provided initial treatment for the man. CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the patient, which included an ultrasound, before they prepared him for flight transfer to hospital.

CareFlight’s clinical team continued providing care as the patient was airlifted in a stable condition to Westmead Hospital.