Appeal for witnesses to serious crash, NSW

Police attached to the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses following a serious single vehicle crash at Basin View on the state’s South Coast, NSW Police say.

About 9.20pm yesterday, Traffic and Highway Patrol officers were conducting mobile speed enforcement duties on the Princes Highway, Tomerong, when they noticed a Holden Commodore sedan allegedly travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Officers conducted a u-turn with the intention of stopping the car; however, it was out of sight.

Police continued to travel along the Princes Highway and located the car which had left the road and crashed.

Police rendered assistance and an ambulance was called. The front-seat passenger, a 33-year-old man, was airlifted to St George Hospital with serious head and neck injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition. A 25-year-old woman travelling in the back was not injured.

The driver, a 26-year-old man from East Nowra, was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station. He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. He was refused bail to appear Nowra Local Court today.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or noticed the red Holden Commodore sedan travelling south on the Princes Highway about 9.20pm, to contact Nowra police via Crimestoppers on 1800 333000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.