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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Man in critical condition after head-on collision

A serious two-car motor vehicle accident at Lake Macquarie this afternoon has resulted in one man being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) was tasked by NSW Ambulance to Rathmines at 4.45pm following reports of a head-on collision.

Police and emergency services worked for some time to free the male.

Paramedics and the chopper’s critical care medical team treated and stabilised a 63-year-old, who suffered head injuries and suspected broken legs.

“The gentleman has been placed in a medically-induced coma,” a WRHS operation spokesperson said.

“He’s being road transported by NSW Ambulance, with our critical care medical team escorting them, to John Hunter for further treatment.

“Another three people – a second man, aged in his 40s, and two children – were also taken to hospital suffering minor injuries.”

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