Westpac Rescue Helicopter responds to bull and motorbike accidents in region

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter was kept busy over the weekend, responding to two separate accidents in the region on Saturday.

The helicopter was tasked to a property near Narrabri about noon on Saturday, following reports a man, believed to be aged in his 50s, had been gored by a bull.

Initial information indicated he may have punctured a lung. 

It was later confirmed a 54-year-old man was flown to Tamworth hospital.

He sustained chest injuries and a punched lung, and was reported to be in a serious condition.

That afternoon, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was then tasked to a motorcycle accident between Bingara and Narrabri in the Killarney Gap area.

Emergency services were also on the scene, responding to the accident.

About 5.20pm Saturday, a Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman confirmed that a 33-year-old man had come of a motor cross bike earlier in the afternoon. 

The man had been at a motor cross track in the Killarney Gap area.

He was flown to Tamworth hospital with leg and pelvic injuries, and was reported to be in a stable condition.


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