Serious two vehicle crash - Monaro PD

Monday, 01 August 2022 02:28:41 PM

A motor vehicle crash in the state’s Monaro region has left a driver seriously injured and four others with minor injuries.

Just before 7am yesterday (Sunday 31 July 2022), emergency services responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash on Kosciuszko Road, Cootralantra, approximately 7km north of Berridale.

Police have been told a white Subaru Liberty was traveling north and a white Subaru Impreza was headed south when they collided, causing both vehicles to spin out.

The impact pushed the hatchback into a creek drain, coming to a stop 20m away.

Witnesses stopped to render assistance, before officers attached to Monaro Police District.

The driver of the sedan – a man aged 29 – was assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for leg injuries, before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a serious but stable condition, where he remains.

The driver of the hatchback, a woman aged 28 – and her three passengers – were taken to Cooma Hospital with minor injuries.

With an influx of traffic on local roads during the snow season, police are reminding motorists of the Four Ds: drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving.

Snowfield conditions can be more difficult to navigate so police are asking everyone to prioritise safety on their journey to and from alpine regions – pay close attention to the roads, don’t get distracted and slow down.

As inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue, continue police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or has available dashcam footage, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.

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.