High speed car crash in Calga

A 42-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in a stable condition after a high-speed car crash in Calga on April 7.

The man’s car crashed into a truck that was parked on the side of Peats Ridge Rd. 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 Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Service volunteers and Ambulance crews were also on the scene.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic treated the man for head and limb injuries. He 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 on April 7, when earlier that day, the emergency service was tasked with airlifting a 59-year-old man to hospital after he had been struck by a vehicle on the M1.

Source: Website, Apr 7 Central Coast Incident Alerts Facebook page

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