Motorcyclist lucky to avoid serious injury - CareFlight

Motorcyclist lucky to avoid serious injury

Monday 14 December 2020

A 30-year-old man was lucky to avoid critical injuries in a multi-vehicle accident on the Great Western Highway, Eastern Creek, when his motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle from behind, causing him to go through the rear windscreen of the car in front.

The man sustained injuries to his leg.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 1:35pm and landed within a six-minute flight close to the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic assisted in the man’s extrication and performed a clinical assessment on him, including an ultrasound to assess his injuries.

The man was taken by road with NSW Ambulance under ongoing observation from CareFlight’s clinical team to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.