Driver dies in hospital after crash east of Dubbo

A driver has died in hospital after a crash in the state’s central west yesterday.

Just after 6pm (Friday 10 July 2020, emergency services were called to the intersection of the Golden Highway and Ballimore Road, Ballimore, east of Dubbo, following reports a Toyota LandCruiser and a truck had collided.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District attended. the Toyota driver, a 35-year-old man, was found critically injured after being ejected from the vehicle while the passenger, a 6-year-old girl was also injured.

Both were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Dubbo Base Hospital before the girl was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.

The man was placed on life support; however, died shortly after 1am today (Saturday 11 July 2020).

The truck driver, a 46-year-old man, has undergone mandatory testing and an investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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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