Car Crash - Razorback

Published: 23 Feb 2022 06:47am

A 74-year-old male driver has been rescued from a serious car crash thanks to a multi-agency operation in the Wollondilly Shire south of Sydney earlier today.

The crash involving two cars occurred near Pepper Tree Ridge on Remembrance Drive in Razorback left a male occupant of one car trapped inside the rolled vehicle.

Firefighters immediately provided emergency medical care on the critically injured driver when crews arrived first on the scene just after 7:00 am.

Due to the severe impact and the injuries sustained by the driver, Picton Fire and Rescue (FRNSW) crews worked for an hour to remove the car door to carefully extricate the male patient.

A doctor flown in by NSW Ambulance helicopter assessed and treated the patient before he was airlifted to the hospital.

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) crews were also on hand to assist and provide fire protection on the scene.

Both lanes of Remembrance Drive were closed to traffic during the operation.

NSW Police are investigating the incident.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) when you are involved in or see a crash can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 25 Oct 2022 12:42pm

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