Woman remains critical, inquiries into crash continue – Eden

A woman remains critical as investigations are continuing into a serious two-vehicle crash on the NSW far south coast yesterday.

About 3.15pm (Saturday 16 March 2019), emergency services attended the Princes Highway, near Haycock Road, 5km north of Eden, following reports two vehicles had collided.

It’s believed a Hyundai station-wagon travelling south and a Subaru station-wagon travelling north collided in the north-bound lanes.

Officers from South Coast Police District arrived to locate the occupants of both vehicles trapped.

The driver of the Hyundai – a 57-year-old Eden woman – was extricated and taken to Canberra Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

The Hyundai’s passenger – a 14-year-old Eden boy – was taken to South East Regional Hospital to be treated for multiple injuries, before being flown to Canberra Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Both occupants of the Subaru – a 65-year-old woman and 89-year-old man, both from Pambula – were extricated and taken to Canberra Hospital, where they both remain in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established at the scene, and inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are continuing.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage that may assist investigations is urged to come forward.

Police urge caution to road users across NSW during wet weather, and encourage them to follow these safety tips:

  • Leave greater breaking distances between you and the car in front as it takes longer to stop when its wet.
  • Drivers and motorcycle riders should use their headlights in heavy rain to be seen by other road users.
  • Pedestrians should wear bright or high-vis clothing and use crossings at controlled intersections
  • Give way at intersections where lights are out. Some intersections have backup signs, however, if they do not, always give way to your right.

Motorists should visit www.livetraffic.com, www.bom.gov.au and www.ses.nsw.gov.au for the latest information on NSW weather and roads.

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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