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Teen girl airlifted to hospital after being crushed underneath flipped quadbike

A teenage girl was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a horror accident left her crushed underneath a flipped quadbike.

Two ambulance teams and CareFlight rushed to the scene at the Upper Colo Reserve campsite, near Sydney, Australia, at around 12.40pm on Sunday, April 25, after the 15-year-old became pinned underneath a 4WD buggy when it upturned.

She was treated at the scene for pelvic and arm injuries before being taken to Westmead Children's Hospital and is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

After she was freed, CareFlight's specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedics performed a clinical assessment on the patient, including an ultrasound, and administered pain relief.

NSW Ambulance inspector Joe Ibrahm said: "The young patient suffered serious pelvic and arm injuries and was flown in the care of the Careflight specialist medical team to Westmead Children's Hospital.

"It's always confronting when treating a young patient but our paramedics did an excellent job in difficult circumstances.

"This is a timely reminder that circumstances can change quickly and we encourage those enjoying off-road activities to take all necessary safety precautions."

In a post on Facebook, Careflight wrote: "A 15-year-old girl was trapped by a 4WD buggy earlier this afternoon on a private property in Upper Colo when the vehicle upturned and she was pinned underneath it. The teenager sustained crush injuries to her hips and arms.

"CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 12.40pm and landed by the scene of the incident. CareFlight’s clinical team were the first emergency services personnel to arrive and performed an initial assessment on the patient.

"Shortly after, NSW Ambulance and State Emergency Service personnel arrived to assist in the girl’s extrication. Once she was freed, CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic performed a clinical assessment on the patient, including an ultrasound, and administered pain relief.

"The girl was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition under ongoing observation from CareFlight’s clinical team."

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