Man critically injured in golf buggy incident

A MAN has been rushed to hospital with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain following an incident at a golf club on the NSW Central Coast.

The 37-year-old was leaving the Shelly Beach golf club in a buggy with two other people about 11.40pm on Friday when he fell out of the vehicle and smashed his head on the roadway.

Police said the man fell from the buggy when its driver swerved to avoid a car on Grandview Street.


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The man sustained critical head injuries, including a suspected fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.

He was placed in a medically induced coma at the scene before being transported to the major John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, 166km away.

The hospital contains the only trauma centre in New South Wales outside the Sydney Metropolitan Area.

It’s the busiest trauma hospital in the state, and the second-busiest in the country, behind The Alfred in Victoria.

The driver of the golf buggy, believed to be a woman, left the scene before emergency services arrived.

A third person, a 52-year-old man, who was also travelling in the buggy stayed and was spoken to by police.

As investigations into the incident continue, police are appealing for the driver and any witnesses to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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