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Woman falls into a coma after catching FIRE during horror refuelling accident at a motorsport event 

Woman, 37, falls into a coma after catching FIRE during horror refuelling accident at a motorsport event

  • A woman, 37, caught fire while refuelling a car at the Powercruise motorshow 
  • She is in a critical but stable condition after burning her face, chest and left arm
  • The burn victim was put in an induced coma and flown by helicopter to hospital  
  • Powercruise lets drivers ‘do all the things you’re not allowed to do on the streets’

A woman has suffered serious burns after she caught fire while refuelling a car at a motor show.

She was put in an induced coma and flown to Royal North Shore Hospital from the Powercruise show at Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek. 

The woman suffered burns to her face, chest and left arm and is in a critical but stable condition. 

The 37-year-old woman was put into an induced coma and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital suffering serious burns to her face, chest and left arm. She is in a critical but stable condition 

 It is not known how the fire started while she was refilling the car at 11am.  

Trackside paramedics from Ambulance Australia treated her while they waited for the CareFlight helicopter to arrive. 

She needed ‘extensive treatment’ at the scene when CareFlight arrived at 11.15am, according to a NSW Ambulance spokesman. 

The Sydney Motorsport Ground in Eastern Creek hosts the three-day Powercruise event. Drivers compete in power-skidding, burnouts and drifting

The Sydney Motorsport Ground in Eastern Creek hosts the three-day Powercruise event. Drivers compete in power-skidding, burnouts and drifting

A CareFlight helicopter team, three ambulance crews and police all came to the scene.  

Drivers can ‘do all the things you’re not allowed to do on the streets,’ Powercruise advertises. 

The three-day event lets drivers compete in power-skidding, burnouts and drifting.

On the Powercruise website it says that all events are carried out in a safe, controlled and alcohol-free environment.

A CareFlight helicopter team, three ambulance crews and police all came to the scene. She needed 'extensive treatment' at the scene when CareFlight arrived at 11.15am

A CareFlight helicopter team, three ambulance crews and police all came to the scene. She needed ‘extensive treatment’ at the scene when CareFlight arrived at 11.15am

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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