Wednesdy 16 December 2020
A 38-year-old woman is in a critical condition after her vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle on Castlereagh Road, Agnes Banks.
She sustained serious injuries to her entire body, including chest, abdomen and limbs, and was trapped in her vehicle for 40 minutes.
CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at midday and landed 18 minutes later on a property by the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment.
Working with emergency services personnel from the State Emergency Service and Fire and Rescue NSW who were extricating the woman, CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the patient. A roadside blood and plasma transfusion was conducted and CareFlight’s clinical team intubated the patient and placed her in an induced coma to stabilise her.
The woman was taken by road with NSW Ambulance under ongoing treatment from CareFlight’s clinical team to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.