Shocking dashcam footage of a motorcycle accident in northern Sydney has appeared online after the rider was airlifted to hospital.
The incident happened on the Wakehurst Parkway at the corner of Oxford Falls Road in Sydney’s north on Friday.
In a video posed to Facebook the following day, a silver wagon can be seen turning right before noticing the oncoming motorcycle and trying to brake.
The motorcyclist is unable to swerve out of the path of the turning vehicle and crashes into the front bumper of the car at speed. The rider flies over the handle bars landing about 15 metres from the car.
“It looks like he [the motorcyclist] went through a late red and a car turned across in front of him, the bike then ricochets off and hits the car with the dashcam," a Facebook user named Andrew told Dash Cam Owner’s Australia.
Nearby construction workers and members of the public can be seen rushing to the aid of the rider.
The 33-year-old motorcyclist was treated on the side of the road by paramedics before being airlifted to hospital.
CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was called to the scene shortly after 8.30am on Friday, landing in a school oval next to the scene.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic provided further treatment at the roadside for the man, including for serious lower limb injuries.
On Friday, the man was reported to be in a stable condition at Royal North Shore Hospital.
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