An off-duty nurse stepped in to perform CPR this morning after a woman was hit by a cyclist while crossing a road in Sydney’s inner west this morning.
An off-duty nurse stepped in to perform CPR this morning after a woman was hit by a cyclist while crossing a road in Sydney's inner west this morning.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the nurse stopped to help when the male cyclist collided with the 30-year-old at 7.30am on Parramatta Road in Camperdown.
Both were taken to hospital, with the woman in a critical condition with a head wound.
The cyclist is stable.
NSW Ambulance said another woman, aged in her 50s, was treated for minor injuries.
Inspector John Williams said the nurse's help made a difference.
"Her actions should be highly commended and made an immense difference," Insp. Williams said.
"Everyone worked closely to ensure the best outcome for both patients – these sorts of jobs were there are significant injuries, can be quite intense for paramedics, who do absolutely everything they can for anyone they treat."
Police closed westbound lanes on Parramatta Road and set up a crime scene while they investigated, however all lanes have now been re-opened.
Officers are appealing to anybody who has dashcam or CCTV footage to get in touch.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-camperdown-accident-cyclist-collided-with-woman-parramatta-road/45171f82-cc34-4d3a-89e9-617e66eb9255