A 48-year-old Boma-derry man has survived a motorcycle accident in which his helmet 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 paramedics to the incident.
The man had allegedly been riding dirt bikes on the oval with his son, when 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 at the time.
Suffering severe concussion the man, who complained of rib and abdominal pain, was also treated for a possible spinal injury.
He was transported by ambulance to Shoalhaven District Hospital.
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.
Meanwhile about the same time only a few kilometres away a 63-year-old Nowra woman rolled her car on Bolong Road.
Police said the woman was travelling south on Bolong Road in the vicinity of the Australian Paper mill when the Toyota in which she was travelling drifted onto the gravel on the edge of the road.
Police said the woman overcorrected in an attempt to get back onto the road and slid across the road before colliding with two metal posts and a concrete tank.
The car came to rest in deep grass adjacent to Manildra farm.
She had not suffered any visible injuries.