Investigation underway after fatal crash - Tighes Hill

Sunday, 06 November 2022 11:39:22 AM

A man has died following a fatal crash in the state’s Hunter overnight.

Emergency services were called to Maitland Road, near Henry Street, at Tighes Hill, after reports a car had left the road and collided with a power pole about 11.10pm yesterday (Saturday 5 November 2022).

Initial inquiries suggest a Hyundai i30 was travelling east on Maitland Road when it left the roadway and collided with a power pole, splitting it in half and ejecting the male passenger from the vehicle.

The Hyundai then impacted with a parked car and a sedan before coming to a stop.

The male passenger, 27, died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified.

The driver, a 31-year-old man, was able to free himself from the wreckage and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and established a crime scene which has been examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

The driver of the Hyundai was transported to John Hunter Hospital, where he remains, and has since undergone mandatory testing.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on Maitland Road and may have seen the Hyundai, or who has dashcam vision from around the time of the crash, to come forward.

A brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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.