20 July 2022

Man flown to hospital following Monaro Highway head-on crash, second driver charged

| Claire Fenwicke
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A man has been charged following a head-on crash on the Monaro Highway at Rock Flat. Photo: File, NSW Ambulance Service.

A man has been charged following a head-on collision that left a driver trapped on the Monaro Highway.

At about 3:30 pm on Tuesday (19 July) emergency services were called to the Monaro Highway at Rock Flat, 5 km north of Nimmitabel, following reports of a two-vehicle crash.

It was reported a southbound Holden Colorado utility and northbound Hyundai Venue had collided head-on.

The 37-year-old male Hyundai driver needed to be freed by paramedics before he was flown to Canberra Hospital with wrist and pelvic injuries. He remains in a stable condition.

The 57-year-old male Holden driver was taken to Cooma Hospital as a precaution and underwent mandatory testing.

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When he was discharged, the Bombala man was arrested and charged with negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm).

Police alleged the Holden driver had attempted to overtake a semi-trailer prior to the collision.

The man was granted conditional bail and was scheduled to reappear in Cooma Local Court on 17 August.

An investigation into the crash has been established. Anyone who has information or dashcam footage of the incident is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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