A 48-year-old Bomaderry man has survived a motorcycle accident in which his helmet was split open.
Shortly after 10am on Monday ambulance paramedics were called to Thurgate Oval in Bomaderry after a man had fallen from a motorcycle and was not moving.
A member of the public at the nearby Skyline Service Station alerted NSW Ambulance to the incident.
The man had allegedly been riding dirt bikes on the oval with his son, when for some reason he was thrown off balance and fell from his bike, suffering a significant head injury.
The impact of the fall was so severe that it split the man’s helmet.
It appears his helmet hit the handlebars, snapping the handlebar and leaving a hole in the helmet.
The man landed about 10 metres away from the motorbike.
Ambulance Rescue paramedics used bolt cutters to gain access to the oval through a barred gateway.
They stabilised the man, who could remember nothing about the accident.
Suffering severe concussion the man, who complained of rib and abdominal pain, was also treated for a possible spinal injury.
He was transported to Shoalhaven District Hospital where he was being assessed.
Ambulance paramedics said the man probably would have died if he wasn’t wearing a helmet.
Police and Shoalhaven City Council rangers attended the scene and are investigating the accident.