Critical incident investigation underway after crash near Gundagai

A critical incident investigation is underway after a man was seriously injured following a crash in the state’s Riverina Region.

Just before 4pm yesterday (Friday 15 October 2021), officers from Riverina Police District received reports of a Ford Falcon travelling along the Hume Highway at Tarcutta, in excess of the sign posted speed limit.

The Ford was sighted by Traffic and Highway Patrol officers travelling northbound, near the Old Hume Highway intersection at Tumblong, at speeds of between 178 and 188 kmph.

Police travelled northbound but lost sight of the Ford before it was seen to leave the roadway and crash into a tree about 10km south of Gundagai.

The driver – a 30-year-old man – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Wagga Base Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

A critical incident team from Murrumbidgee Police District have established Strike Force Barrabool to investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

No further details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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