A 42-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital in a stable condition after a high speed car crash in Calga on the Central Coast this afternoon.
The man’s car crashed into a truck that was parked on the side of Peats Ridge Road. There were no occupants in the truck at the time of the collision.
CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked shortly after 2.30pm, landing in a paddock opposite the scene.
Emergency services including NSW Fire & Rescue, NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Ambulance crew were also on scene.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic treated the man for head and limb injuries. The man was lucky to avoid more serious injury after the front of the car was crushed on impact with the stationary truck.
The man was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
It was CareFlight’s second mission to Calga today.
8AM SATURDAY: A 59-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital in a serious but stable condition after he was hit by a vehicle on the M1 Motorway near the turn off to Peats Ridge this morning.
CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked to Calga shortly before 9.30am, landing at a helipad near the scene.
NSW Ambulance crews initially treated the man before bringing him to meet the helicopter and CareFlight’s medical team.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic provided further treatment to the man for lower limb injuries.
He was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The Crash Investigation Unit is now appealing for witnesses - they say the injuries the man was found with were consistent with a car accident but are looking to find out more.