A 17-YEAR-OLD girl has been rushed to hospital with extensive leg injuries after being cut from the wreckage of a three-car crash in Western Sydney.
The teen was driving one of the three vehicles which came to grief at Berkshire Park around 10am.
The road was closed while emergency services, including police, paramedics and firefighters from both the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue treated the injured and worked to free the teen.
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CareFlight’s rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene and landed in a paddock nearby.
A CareFlight trained volunteer who responded to the scene with the Rural Fire Service safely held the patient while she remained trapped in the vehicle and crews worked to extricate her.
Firefighters were forced to cut the roof off the car in order to safely free the trapped driver.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic then treated the teen for lower limb injuries.
Once freed, the chopper’s critical care team accompanied the 17-year-old to hospital in an ambulance.
She was transported in a serious but stable condition.
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