Man dies in hospital following collision with livestock - Western Region

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 12:50:48 PM

A man has died in hospital following a collision with livestock in the state’s west last week.

Just before 9pm on Saturday 29 May 2021, a Ford Meteor was travelling northbound on Thunderbolts Way, Yarrowyck, about 30km north-west of Armidale, when he collided with several cows which had strayed onto the road.

The Ford left the roadway and crashed into a ditch, trapping the driver and sole occupant, an 18-year-old man.

He was freed by emergency services and treated by paramedics before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers attached to New England Police District attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Yesterday (Tuesday 1 June 2021), police were advised the man had died in hospital.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.