A 30-year-old female has narrowly survived a motorcycle crash on the Arnhem Highway near the Mary River Bridge on Monday afternoon, but suffered dreadful injuries including a broken pelvis, NT Police said.
Police Watch Commander Andrew Heath said around 5:50pm they responded together with paramedics from St John Ambulance to a motorcycle crash on the Arnhem Highway where they located a 30-year-old female lying in a culvert.
Cdr Health said concerned members of the public had administered first aid to the woman.
“She was assessed of having a broken pelvis, lacerations to lower limbs, and possible chest injury,” he told ABC Radio Darwin.
“It looks like she’s at fault, the rider failed to negotiate a right-hand bend and has left the road before losing control of the motorbike in the dirt verge.
“The highway was closed for a short period of time to allow for the CareFlight helicopter to land and evacuate the rider the Royal Darwin Hospital.”
“Investigating officers at this stage are waiting for results of a blood alcohol analysis to see whether traffic charges are going to be laid or not.”
NT Operations manager of St John Ambulance Craig Garraway said the woman is recovering now at the Royal Darwin Hospital with multiple injuries from the incident.
“Recovering from a broken pelvis is a slow process and obviously one where they’re in the hospital for a period of time where they are unable to move and do a lot of things,” Mr Garraway told the ABC.
“At the end result of a lot of these crashes that we talked about … I think we have something like 500 or 600 people with serious injuries in the hospital every year from these crashes that take weeks or months or years to recover from.”