17 May 2020

Two vehicle crash leaves three critically injured

| Edwina Mason
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A woman and two children were critically injured in a collision yesterday at Tumut. Photo: NSW Police.

A woman and two children are in a critical condition after a two-vehicle crash in the state’s Riverina region yesterday.

Just after 3 pm on Saturday (16 May), emergency services were called to the scene of a collision between a car and truck at the intersection of the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road in Tumut.

A 29-year-old woman and two girls, aged 10 and four, were trapped inside the car for a short time, before being freed by emergency services.

The woman and children were treated for serious head injuries on scene, before they were airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

The woman was taken to Canberra Hospital, while the girls were transported to Westmead Hospital.

The truck driver, a 58-year-old man, was not injured. He was taken to Tumut Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Riverina Police District have established a crime scene and the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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