Four backpackers were injured after their car rolled near Jabiru, in Australia’s Northern Territory, on 30 July. The incident was attended by CareFlight; the two most seriously injured backpackers were flown straight to hospital onboard Darwin’s CareFlight TIO Rescue Helicopter, which landed at the crash site shortly after 15:00 hrs, while the other two patients were taken to Jabiru airfield onboard a ground ambulance, were CareFlight’s King Air aircraft was waiting to take them to hospital. The aircraft had also been used to fly an additional CareFlight doctor and nurse to Jabiru airfield.
Two CareFlight doctors and two flight nurses supported a trauma team from the Jabiru Health Clinic which drove to the crash, about 10 km west of Kakadu Lodge.
All the injured tourists, believed to be aged in their early 20s, were in the station wagon, which had reportedly rolled while traversing the highway.