A boy has been airlifted from Terrey Hills by CareFlight after a BMX bike accident.

Shortly after 12.45pm today (Monday, 13 June) a 12-year-old boy fell off his bike while riding at the BMX facility at Kamber Road, Terrey Hills. According to NSW Ambulance, he failed to negotiate a jump on the track, tumbling approximately 1m.

BMX Bike track at JJ Melbourne Hills Reserve, Terrey Hills

The boy, who was wearing a helmet, landed heavily on his right side, suffering a head strike, losing consciousness for several minutes and experiencing a seizure.

Five NSW Ambulance crews responded to the scene, including an Inspector and Acting Inspector, two Special Operations Teams, intensive care paramedics and general duties paramedics. The CareFlight Rescue Helicopter with a medical team, including a specialist trauma doctor, was tasked from Westmead just after 1.00pm, landing 15 minutes later in a field immediately adjacent to the BMX track (main image).

NSW Ambulance crews responding to a BMX injury at Terrey Hills

NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed and stabilised the boy at the scene until the arrival of the CareFlight trauma team. The boy recovered consciousness at the scene but was reportedly dazed and confused, with injuries to the right side of his head.

The decision was quickly made to transport the boy to hospital by helicopter, at which point one of the paramedic crews departed the scene by road with the boy’s mother for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Injured BMX rider being loaded into a CareFlight helicopter

Just after 1.45pm, the boy was then loaded into the CareFlight Rescue Helicopter and flown to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a serious condition, under the care of CareFlight’s specialist trauma doctor.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate


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