Close call as van rolls off edge of Huskisson wharf

A man has sustained a broken right ankle after his minivan almost rolled off Huskisson wharf overnight.

Emergency services were called to Currembene Street about 10.15pm (Saturday 2 May 2020), after a white Holden Combo minivan rolled onto the wharf and had its front wheels hanging off the edge.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District have been told the 45-year-old male driver had parked the minivan about 10m from the wharf, and had briefly left the vehicle, when it began rolling forward.

As the man tried to get back into the driver’s seat his lower right leg was crushed when the van became wedged between posts at the end of the wharf.

A 42-year-old woman, in the front passenger seat, was not injured.

Police, NSW Ambulance paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW worked to free the man before he was taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital for treatment.

When police searched the minivan they seized a replica handgun – allegedly hidden under the drivers’ seat – along with several knives and cannabis.

The man, from Bomaderry, remains in hospital and inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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