Triple 000

Electrocution

A 19-year-old woman from Glenorie was transported to Westmead Hospital following a workplace injury just after midnight on May 8. Paramedics were called to a service club in Castle Hill after the female worker accidentally sprayed cleaning fluid on a power-point before wiping it. The woman suffered an electrical shock in the incident resulting in a brief period where her heart-beat became irregular. Paramedics transported the worker to hospital in a stable condition for further assessment.

Pedestrian hit by car

An 80-year-old woman from Baulkham Hills was transported by Intensive Care ambulance to Westmead Hospital after being hit by a car while crossing the road just after 7am on April 30. Paramedics were called to the intersection of Windsor Rd and Rembrandt Dr Baulkham Hills to attend to the injured pedestrian. Paramedics treated the elderly lady for a fractured right lower leg and shoulder injury before she was transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Scooter rider hit in Dural

Paramedics responded to New Line Rd Dural just before 9.30am on May 13 following multiple triple zero (000) calls to a scooter rider hit by a car at the intersection of Sebastian Drive. Paramedics were on scene within minutes of the emergency call and found the 18-year-old male rider unconscious with head, chest and abdominal injuries. A number of bystanders had stopped to render first aid before the arrival of paramedics. The injured rider was quickly stabilised by paramedics on scene before being rushed in a critical condition to Westmead Hospital by ambulance.

Trapped in car following crash

Paramedics were called to Old Northern Rd Castle Hill just before 7pm on April 28 following reports of a two car collision near Terminus St. A 52-year-old female from Doonside was trapped in her vehicle following the collision. Following stabilisation by paramedics the woman was cut from her car by Fire and Rescue NSW before being transported to Westmead Hospital with a minor head injury.

Sporting injury

Paramedics rushed to Greenway Park Cherrybrook on April 29 after a 16-yearold boy from Thornleigh was injured in a football game. Paramedics treated the young man for a fracture dislocation to the left ankle. Following pain relief medications, the limb was splinted before the injured player was transported by ambulance to Hornsby Hospital in a stable condition.

Fall from ladder

Intensive Care Paramedics were called to Watkins Rd Baulkham Hills just after 5.30 pm on April 29 after a 44-year-old man fell from a ladder while attempting to cut down a tree branch. The man fell over three metres after he slipped while on the ladder, landing heavily on the ground below. Paramedics treated the injured man for back injuries sustained in the fall before he was transported to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

Fall from high chair

Paramedics were called to Featherwood Avenue Cherrybrook just before 7pm on April 29 after a 6-month girl had an unwitnessed fall from a high chair. The baby was reported to be initially unconscious following the fall from approximately 1.5 metres. Paramedics transported the young girl to The Children’s Hospital Westmead with a minor head injury following the fall.

Bus crash

Paramedics and emergency services responded to Windsor Rd and the M2 Hills Motorway off-ramp just before 5.30 pm on May 8 following multiple triple zero (000) calls to two buses that had collided. Paramedics arrived on scene within minutes of the emergency call. Both buses were loaded with peak hour commuters. Paramedics assessed a total of five patients, with four patients only requiring transport to hospital. The injuries included; a 64-year-old female from Normanhurst with back pain, a 73-year-old female from Cherrybrook with multiple minor glass lacerations to her face and both knees, a 43-year-old female from Kellyville with a minor head injury and possible fractured left thumb, and a 37-year-old female from Beaumont Hills with a minor head injury and vomiting. All four bus passengers were transported to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition .