Officer injured after serious crash – South Coast

A police officer has been injured following a serious crash on the South Coast overnight.

About 1am (Wednesday 15 July 2020), a police vehicle attached to South Coast Police District was travelling northbound along the Princes Highway, Broadwater, when a Toyota Prado travelling southbound lost control and overturned, colliding head-on with the police vehicle near the intersection of Hardakers Road.

The Toyota driver, a 42-year-old woman, suffered a laceration to her arm. She was taken to Bega Hospital along with two passengers, a 22-year-old man and a four-year-old girl, for observation.

The driver and sole occupant of the police vehicle, a male senior constable, suffered a head injury. He was taken to Bega Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established with officers from the Crash Investigation Unit attending to assist.

An investigation has commenced into the circumstance surrounding the crash.

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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