Six people have been injured when the car they were travelling in rolled over early this morning on an unsealed road off Daly River road near Daly River this morning.
CareFlight’s Top End Rescue Helicopter and two fixed wing aircraft, all with flight doctor and flight nurse teams, were sent to the scene approximately six kilometres from the Nauiyu Community Health Centre to treat and retrieve four males, a female and a teenager who were travelling in the vehicle when it rolled over shortly before 4 this morning.
Staff from nearby Nauiyu Community Health Centre, who were first to arrive at the scene, immediately assessed the multiple casualties before transporting them by road ambulance to the health centre, where the patients were later met by the CareFlight critical care teams who provided ongoing critical care.
An adult female, sustained serious chest and abdominal injuries so the medical team treated the woman at the health centre before she was transferred to the helicopter.
Operating the Top End Medical Retrieval Service on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, CareFlight’s medical team, comprising a doctor and flight nurse, continued to treat the woman enroute to Royal Darwin Hospital.
She is in a critical condition.
A 37-year-old man with back and arm injuries, a 27-year-old man with chest, abdominal and arm injuries, a 22-year-old male with suspected limb fractures, a 38-year-old man with suspected spinal injuries and a teenage boy with head injuries, were all treated at the clinic before being transferred onto two Beechcraft King Air planes and transferred to Darwin in a stable condition.
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