A motorcyclist has been flown to St George Hospital with serious head and body injuries after crashing into a concrete barrier on Memorial Drive, Woonona on Saturday morning.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Norman Rees said emergency services were called to Memorial Drive just after 10.30am to attend a motorcycle accident.
‘’On arrival we found a male that appears to have lost control of his bike for no reason and run into the jersey barrier,’’ Insp Rees said.
‘’As a result of that accident the gentlemen has lost his helmet and sustained some significant injuries…..open head injuries, closed head injuries, fractured shoulders, arm and leg.
‘’He became very combatitive on scene, so we’ve sedated him and because of the injuries we called in the helicopter to fly him to Sydney for more definitive care.’’
Insp Rees said police and Fire Rescue NSW worked together to close down the road so the patient could be safely transported across the road to the waiting helicopter.
The 53-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
The man suffered serious head and pelvic injuries when his motorcycle collided with the concrete barrier.
CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked at 10.30am, landing shortly after on the road next to the accident scene.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and intensive care paramedic intubated the man before he was transferred by helicopter under intensive care to St George Hospital.
Police investigations into the accident are ongoing.