Friday, June 21, 2024

Six injured in South Coast crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after six people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on the South Coast at the weekend.

Police say that shortly after 11am on Saturday, emergency services were called to the Princes Highway, Millingandi, about 8km west of Merimbula, after reports a black Fiat Freemont and a white Holden Colorado had collided.

“The driver of the Fiat, a 51-year-old woman, and her passengers – two boys, aged 13 and 15 – and the driver of the utility, a 62-year-old woman, and her passengers – two girls aged 16 – were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to different hospitals for treatment,” NSW Police said in a statement.

The 51-year-old was air-lifted to Canberra Hospital with serious abdominal, leg and internal injuries. She remains in a stable condition in hospital.

The 13-year-old boy was taken to South East Regional Hospital before being air-lifted to the Children’s Hospital at Randwick with serious abdominal, spinal and internal injuries. Police say he remains in a serious, but stable condition.

“The 15-year-old boy was taken to South East Regional Hospital with bruising to his chest and a broken thumb. He has since been released,” police said.

“The 62-year-old woman was taken to South East Regional Hospital, with leg and internal injuries.

“The two 16-year-old passengers of the utility were also taken to South East Regional Hospital, one with injuries to her arm and shoulder and the other with abdominal and neck and chest injuries.”

Police say all three were later transferred to Canberra Hospital and are in a stable condition.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam vision to come forward.

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