Man seriously injured in Greendale crash

Inquiries are continuing after a man was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash at Greendale on Fridaynight.
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About 11.15pma Toyota Corolla was travelling on Greendale Road.

The car was approximately two kilometres north of Wolstenholme Avenue, it failed to negotiate a right hand bend, left the roadway and hit a power pole.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 63-year-old man, was partially ejected from the vehicle.

The man was assessed on site by Ambulance Paramedics before being airlifted to Liverpool Hospital for further treatment to serious facial and internal injuries.

Inspector Kernin Lambert,Fire and Rescue NSW duty commander for south west Sydney saidfirefighters used airbags to slowly lift the vehicle off the trapped driver.

“Specialist rescue cutting equipment was used to remove sections of the vehicles roof and side, enabling rescuers to free the trapped driver,” Inspector Lambert said.

“The rescue operation was slow and delicate, due to the complex nature of the entrapment.

“Firefighters worked closely with ambulance paramedics to free the trapped driver.

“A medical retrieval team aboard a rescue helicopter flew to the scene to assist onsite treatment of the patient.

“The rescue took approximately 90 minutes.

“Throughout the entire operation, all emergency crews in close proximity to a high voltage electricity pole, which had been impacted by the collision.

“A significant danger existed of the pole becoming electrified at any time.

“Despite this hazard, all crews placed the welfare of the trapped driver above their own personal safety.”

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use theonline reporting page:https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

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