Young motorist collides with a tree in Sydney’s western suburbs

Friday, January 4 2019

A 27-year-old male driver has been airlifted by CareFlight to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition after the car he was driving collided with a tree in Berkshire Park this afternoon.

CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter, with critical care paramedic and doctor, was tasked just after 3pm to attend the crash scene about 300-400 metres from the Richmond Road and St Marys Road intersection, in Sydney’s western suburb of Berkshire Park. They landed opposite the crash scene just six minutes later.

According to first responders on the scene, the driver’s car left the road and collided with a tree. He was initially unconscious and trapped in his car.

State Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Service crews were able to extricate the driver so Ambulance paramedics and CareFlight’s medical team could assess and stabilise the driver at the scene before transferring him to the helicopter for the flight to Westmead Hospital.

He is in a stable condition.