CareFlight was called to a car accident at Newport this afternoon.

Just after 2.45pm today (Wednesday, 17 November) emergency services were called to a single-vehicle accident at King Street, Newport, with reports the driver had run into a tree and was unresponsive.

NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Mona Vale and Narrabeen Stations, and two NSW Ambulance crews including intensive care paramedics rushed to the scene. The CareFlight Rescue Helicopter was tasked from Westmead, landing at Newport Oval shortly after 3.00pm.

Arriving at the scene, emergency services found a vehicle reversed into a tree on the nature strip, off the road. The vehicle had hit the tree at low speed and no airbags had deployed.

They found the 19-year-old male driver still in the vehicle, unwell and in a confused state, but not trapped. He appeared to have suffered a medical episode leading up to the collision with the tree and had no memory of the incident. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle and nobody else was reported to be injured.

NSW Ambulance paramedics and the CareFlight specialist doctor assessed and stabilised the man at the scene while NSW Police secured the incident scene. He was assisted from his vehicle to a waiting NSW Ambulance and taken by road to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition.

Images: Michael Mannington, Fire and Rescue NSW

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