Police seek witnesses after six injured in two-vehicle crash near Merimbula

Police are appealing for witnesses after six people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on the South Coast at the weekend.

About 11.10am on Saturday 3 July 2021, emergency services were called to the Princes Highway, Millingandi, about 8km west of Merimbula, after reports a black Fiat Freemont and a white Holden Colorado had collided.

Officers of South Coast Police District attended and commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash. Fire and Rescue NSW were also in attendance.

The driver of the Fiat, a 51-year-old woman, and her passengers, two boys, aged 13 and 15, and the driver of the utility, a 62-year-old woman, and her passengers, two girls aged 16, were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to different hospitals for treatment.

The 51-year-old was air-lifted to Canberra Hospital with serious abdominal, leg and internal injuries. She remains in a stable condition.

The 13-year-old boy was taken to South East Regional Hospital before being air-lifted to the Children’s Hospital at Randwick with serious abdominal, spinal and internal injuries. He remains in a serious, but stable condition.

The 15-year-old boy was taken to South East Regional Hospital with bruising to his chest and a broken thumb. He has since been released.

The 62-year-old woman was taken to South East Regional Hospital, with leg and internal injuries.

The two 16-year-old passengers of the utility were also taken to South East Regional Hospital, one with injuries to her arm and shoulder and the other with abdominal and neck and chest injuries.

All three were later transferred to Canberra Hospital and are in a stable condition.

Both drivers underwent mandatory testing.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam vision to come forward.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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