Two young women injured in high speed car rollover

Monday 10 July Darwin 10.00pm

CareFlight airlifted two females aged in their 20s, a tourist and an Alice Springs local, after their car rolled south of Mataranka earlier today.

It’s understood the single vehicle was traveling at high speed on the Stuart Highway when it rolled.

A CareFlight King Air turbo-prop aircraft with doctor and nurse aboard was tasked from Darwin shortly after 12.30pm, landing in Mataranka at about 2.15pm.

CareFlight crews praised the combined efforts of staff from Mataranka and Jilkminggan Clinics, as well as St John Ambulance crews, for initial treatment provided and transporting the patients to the aircraft.

At the aircraft, CareFlight’s doctor and nurse provided ongoing treatment for suspected head and spinal injuries.

CareFlight, which provides Top End Medical Retrieval Services on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, airlifted both patients to the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Both patients were admitted to hospital in a stable condition at about 6.30pm.