Man critical following single-vehicle crash - Central Coast

Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:11:30 AM

A man is in a critical condition following a single-vehicle crash on the state’s Central Coast yesterday.

About 4.30pm on Friday (27 August 2021), emergency services were called to Dog Trap Road at Ourimbah following reports a car had left the road and crashed into a tree.

A nearby resident and passing motorists stopped to render assistance to the driver, before emergency services arrived.

Officers from Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes Police Districts, and Central Coast Traffic and Highway Patrol attended and were assisted by NSW Ambulance, Fire & Rescue NSW and Volunteer Rescue Authority.

The driver – a 72-year-old Ourimbah man – was trapped in the vehicle for a period of time before being released.

He was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital with critical injuries.

Two small dogs were found in the vehicle and taken to a local veterinary hospital for assessment.

A crime scene was established, and an investigation launched into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident, or dashcam footage from the area, to come forward.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.