Appeal for dashcam as investigation continues into M1 crash - Lake Macquarie

Thursday, 27 May 2021 06:18:25 PM

Police are appealing for dashcam footage as they continue to investigate a multi-vehicle crash, which left a man in a critical condition, near Lake Macquarie earlier today.

About 6.45am (Thursday 27 May 2021), emergency services were called to the northbound lanes of the M1 Motorway at Cooranbong, about five kilometres north of the Mandalong Road exit, following reports of a four-car crash.

The driver of a black Mitsubishi utility, a 72-year-old man, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital and remains in a critical condition.

The 50-year-old male driver of a black LDV utility and the driver of a white Mitsubishi utility towing a dual axle, a 32-year-old man, were both uninjured and taken to Belmont Hospital for mandatory testing.

The driver of a white Mitsubishi 4WD, a 57-year-old man, was outside his vehicle at the time. He sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash.

Officers from the Hunter Crash Investigation Unit continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

They are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash – or has dashcam footage - to contact the Crash Investigation Unit on 02 4929 0744 or 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.