Friday 17 May
An eight-year-old boy and his Mother have been taken to hospital this afternoon when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck in Concord West.
CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter, with two doctors and a critical care paramedic, was tasked at 3.21pm today, arriving just 12 minutes later in a park adjacent to the crash scene near the corner of Concord Road and Yaralla Street.
The boy suffered critical injuries including suspected abdominal injuries and was unconscious when NSW Ambulance paramedics initially arrived on the scene.
CareFight’s doctor and intensive care paramedic further assessed the before deciding to stablise him by intubating him at the scene.
They continued treatment and ongoing assessment of his injuries for the journey via road ambulance to the Children’s Hospital Westmead.
His 38-year-old Mother was trapped in the car for more than an hour, before being freed by NSW Fire and Rescue and treated by another CareFlight doctor.
The woman, who has lower leg injuries was accompanied by a CareFlight doctor and taken by road ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.
The male driver of the truck, believed to be in his 40s escaped with minor injuries and was taken by road ambulance to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown
NSW Police were also on scene, and it is expected traffic will experience delays for the next few hours.