Two people airlifted to Royal Darwin Hospital after car rollover

Wednesday 24 October

Two people have been pulled from the wreckage of their car after a crash on the Stuart Highway, 30 kilometres south of Adelaide River yesterday afternoon at around 4pm.

Four men were travelling home from work when their car rolled, trapping two of them inside. The other two men in the vehicle were able to free themselves and call for assistance.

CareFlight, operating the Top End Medical Retrieval Service on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, landed in a carpark near the accident shortly before 5pm.

The CareFlight crew, alongside Adelaide River clinic staff, St John Ambulance crews and local fire crews, extricated the two men from the car.

CareFlight’s Flight Nurse and Doctor provided initial treatment for the men, who had head and chest injuries. They were then airlifted to Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition.

St John Ambulance transported the other two patients to Royal Darwin Hospital by road.

NT Police were also on scene.

CareFlight’s crew thanked the clinic staff and emergency services for their assistance.