CORRECTION: Teen critical after car hits tree - Orange

Friday, 06 January 2023 12:40:25 PM

PLEASE NOTE: An earlier media release incorrectly stated that the teenage boy had died. We apologise for the mistake, which was due to miscommunication.

A teenage boy is in a critical condition after being injured a single-vehicle crash in Orange this morning.

About 12.30am (Friday 6 January 2023), emergency services were called to Coronation Drive, Orange, after reports a Subaru Impreza had crashed into a tree.

A 17-year-old boy, who was the front-seat passenger, was released by officers from Fire and Rescue NSW before being airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

The male driver, also aged 17, and a 14-year-old girl, travelling in the back seat, were not injured.

The driver was taken to Orange Hospital for mandatory testing and is now at Orange Police Station assisting with inquiries.

Officers from Central West Police District established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

As investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue, anyone who may have dashcam footage is urged to contact police.

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.