CareFlight comes to the rescue of three on Top End roads

A man and a woman in their thirties were airlifted to Darwin yesterday morning after their car rolled  on the Arnhem Highway near Mary River.

A male suffered suspected spinal injuries, and a female received suspected injuries to her chest, back and abdomen.

With the road closed off by NT Police, the CareFlight Top End Rescue Helicopter landed at 9.30am just down the road from the Corroboree Park Tavern, with a flight doctor and flight nurse on board.

St John Ambulance crews, who provided initial treatment, transported the two patients to the helicopter.

CareFlight medical staff treated the patients on their way to Royal Darwin Hospital where they arrived in stable conditions.

Meanwhile CareFlight crews were called to a 64-year-old woman’s plight on Monday afternoon, the CareFlight Top End Rescue Helicopter landed at the Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge just before 3pm.

CareFlight’s doctor and flight nurse treated the woman during the 20-minute flight to Royal Darwin Hospital, where she arrived in a stable condition.