CYCLIST FIGHTS FOR LIFE

CYCLIST FIGHTS

A 21-year-old cyclist involved in an accident at the intersection of Windsor Road and Norwest Boulevard, Castle Hill on Friday, September 25 is still fighting for his life.

The cyclist, a German student who was studying in Australia, was rushed to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition after he was struck by a car.

A Westmead Hospital spokesman described his condition as “stable” on Thursday morning (October 8).

The man lost consciousness from the impact and sustained major injuries to his head, face, chest and limbs.

Passing NSW Ambulance paramedics who witnessed the incident provided initial treatment for him. CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 9.30am and landed on the road at the scene of the incident.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the man, including a roadside ultrasound to examine his injuries. They intubated the patient and placed him in an induced coma to stabilise him.

CareFlight’s clinical team continued providing care as the man was taken by road in a critical condition with NSW Ambulance to Westmead Hospital.

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