Inquiries continue into crash, NSW

Inquiries continue into a truck crash near Wollongong today, NSW Police say.

About 10.50am (Monday 5 November 2018), a rigid flat-bed truck was being driven down Old Mount Ousley Road, when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The truck travelled through the roundabout at the intersection with the Princes Highway, where it collided with a Honda CRV being driven by an 18-year-old woman.

The truck continued through the fence of a fast food restaurant, colliding with several parked cars, and hitting the front of a Hyundai, which was occupied by a 57-year-old woman who was sitting in the driver’s seat.

The Hyundai was pushed into the wall of a unit block, trapping the woman in the wreckage for some time.

She was eventually freed and taken to Wollongong Hospital with possible broken ribs.

The 18-year-old driver of the CRV was taken to Wollongong Hospital with minor injuries.

The 23-year-old male driver of the truck was also taken to Wollongong Hospital with back injuries. A mandatory blood sample was obtained.

Police from Traffic & Highway Patrol Command attended the scene and commenced inquiries.

The truck was towed from the scene, to be mechanically examined.

Inquiries into the incident continue. Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision that may assist the investigation is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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