Woman in 80s airlifted to hospital following car crash - CareFlight

Woman in 80s airlifted to hospital following car crash

Monday 21 September 2020

An 84-year-old woman driving on The Entrance Road, Erina, was involved in a collision with two other vehicles and sustained chest and leg injuries from the impact.

Doctors from Gosford Hospital who witnessed the incident provided initial treatment for the woman.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 8.50am and landed 20 minutes later in Erina Park where NSW Police escorted the clinical team to the scene of the incident. NSW Ambulance paramedics were also treating the patient at the scene.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the woman and conducted an ultrasound, identifying that the patient had multiple suspected internal injuries that they were able to begin treating before transport

CareFlight’s clinical team continued providing care as the woman was airlifted in a stable condition to Royal North Shore Hospital.