CAREFLIGHT | Trapped truckie freed after Wetherill Park crash

A man, 45, injured when his truck hit another truck at WetherillPark this afternoon has been taken to hospital in a stable condition.

It’s understood the crash took place after two vehicles had already collided.

CareFlight’s rapid-response rescue helicopter went to Cowpasture Road at Wetherill Park just after noon, landing in a paddock about 100 metres from the patient.

Ambulance crews were on scene providing initial treatment to the man whose legs were trapped.

While he remained trapped, CareFlight’s critical-care team helped paramedics treat him for chest and lower-limb injuries.

Meanwhile, Fire & Rescue NSW crews worked to help free him.

Police were also at the scene.

After he was freed, CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical-care paramedic continued to treat him as he was taken by road ambulance to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

CareFlight is an Australian charity with the mission to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community. Established in 1986, it provides high-standard care to patients. Its doctors, paramedics and nurses are specially trained to care for seriously injured people who need emergency treatment at the scene of an accident. It also cares for seriously ill people who need to be moved between hospitals for specialist care. CareFlight medical teams use helicopters, turbo-prop and jet aircraft and road vehicles.

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