Serious single - vehicle crash - Wollongong

Thursday, 11 August 2022 03:01:19 AM

A motor vehicle crash in the state’s Illawarra region has left a driver seriously injured.

Just before 9pm yesterday (Wednesday 10 August 2022), emergency services responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on the M1 Motorway, between Northcliff Drive and Five Islands Road, Berkeley.

Police have been told a black Subaru Forrester was traveling north when it left the roadway, crashing into a tree, trapping the driver and sole occupant.

Witnesses stopped to render assistance, before officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District and NSW Ambulance arrived.

The driver – a man aged 23 – was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for serious head injuries, before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition.

Police established a crime scene as an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident commenced.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or has 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.