Saturday 20 February 2016, Darwin 3.40pm
Two injured tourists were flown to hospital from where their car rolled off the Stuart Highway 420 km south-east of Darwin this afternoon.
A CareFlight doctor and nurse flew to the crash to team with nurses who drove from Mataranka Health Clinic following reports of the crash shortly before 12.30pm.
Police blocked the Stuart Highway to allow Darwin’s CareFlight rescue helicopter to land on the road.
A 28-year-old man suffered multiple injuries while a 21-year-old woman escaped with lesser injuries.
After stabilisation by clinic and CareFlight medical teams they were flown on the CareFlight rescue helicopter to Royal Darwin Hospital.
CareFlight operates the Top End Medical Retrieval Service which provides medical rescue and retrieval services to Territorians across the Top End, on behalf of the NT Government.