A PATIENT being rushed to Westmead after a horseriding accident didn’t even make it out of the Hawkesbury before the ambulance itself was involved in an accident.
A woman described as in her 50s was being rushed to Westmead Hospital under police escort after she fell from a horse in a paddock off Francis Street, Richmond on Sunday afternoon.
The CareFlight rapid response helicopter and NSW Ambulance crews attended and stabilised the woman. The CareFlight specialist doctor and intensive care paramedic travelled in the ambulance with the patient, who was semi conscious with head injuries.
However at the intersection of Hawkesbury Valley Way and George Street, near the Council chambers, the ambulance was T-boned by a black SUV.
A CareFlight spokesperson confirmed on Monday morning that the CareFlight personnel were fine after the accident and the woman was transferred to another ambulance and delivered in a serious but stable condition to Westmead Hospital.