Teen’s arm severed in crash at Illawarra

A youth has lost his arm in a single-vehicle crash at north of Wollongong.

Emergency services responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on the Sea Cliff Bridge, on Lawrence Hargreaves Drive at Coalcliff, about 4.50pm yesterday (Sunday 30 August 2020).

Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District discovered the front-seat passenger in a utility had his arm severed when the vehicle crashed.

The rescue helicopter landed on the bridge and airlifted the injured boy to St George Hospital.

Traffic along Lawrence Hargreaves Drive was impacted in both directions for some hours while police conducted their investigations. It re-opened about 11pm.

Inquiries are continuing.

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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