Man dies and boy critical in NSW crashes – News Stories


Two men have died and a boy is critical after three separate road crashes in NSW.

About 3.30pm on Friday a man was reversing out of a driveway in Kooringal when he accelerated powerfully, causing the vehicle to crash into a brick retaining wall on the opposite side of the road.

He was treated at the scene but died.

He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 68-year-old man.

In a separate incident, a 75-year-old man was driving in Berridale when his ute travelled onto the wrong side of the road and hit an embankment sometime between Thursday night and 7am on Friday.

The driver died at the scene but the vehicle wasn’t discovered until Friday morning.

Meanwhile, a nine-year-old boy is critical after a crash in Concord West in Sydney on Friday afternoon.

A truck and a hatchback collided about 3pm the with car hitting a power pole.

The 38-year-old female driver was trapped in the car for more than an hour, CareFlight said in a statement.

Her eight-year-old son, who suffered critical injuries including suspected abdominal injuries, was intubated and taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital.

The mother suffered lower leg injuries and was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

The truck driver was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with neck pain.

A pedestrian died overnight after he was struck by a car in a town on NSW’s south coast.

The sedan struck the 69-year-old on Thursday afternoon in Kiama before hitting a parked truck.

The man was airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition and died early on Friday morning.

Separately, a man has been charged over a fatal crash in Nimbin in mid-April.

A 62-year-old woman died and her partner, a 63-year-old man, suffered serious injuries when they were struck by a car while they were walking.

The car left the scene and was recovered in parkland in Nimbin two days after the incident.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at Lismore Police Station on Monday and charged with numerous offences including dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death.

He’s been refused bail and is next due in court in July, NSW Police said in a statement on Friday.


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