One Driver Air-Lifted After Two-Car Collision in Victoria, Australia

On the 6th of October 2003, near Eltham in Victoria, Australia, two cars collied in a T-bone fashion. The two drivers of the cars were injured with the male driver of the green car air-lifted to the major trauma hospital in Melbourne.

Police, Ambulance Paramedics, CFA Fire and SES Rescue from Eltham responded to this call. The male patient in the green car had multiple fractures in both legs and serious head injuries. Ambulance Paramedics used a spine board to extricate the patient. No hydraulic rescue tools were used.

The Air Ambulance landed in a baseball oval nearby. Paramedics stabilized the patient in the Ambulance and then, with assistance from the SES and fire crews carried him to the waiting Air Ambulance some 100m away.

The other patient in the purple colored car was transported by road Ambulance to hospital. Police are investigating.