Multiple car accidents, one fatal

Multiple car accidents, one fatal

Officers from the Rural Fire Service as well as Fire and Rescue attended the scene of a log truck rollover on Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesy of the RFS.

A woman has died following a single-vehicle crash near Tumut earlier today.

Just after 5pm yesterday, Thursday 16 February 2017, a Toyota Corolla travelling north on Gocup Road, about 5km north of Tumut, crashed and rolled several times.

The driver, a 36-year-old woman, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

She was taken to the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital; however, she died en route.

Officers from Cootamundra Local Area Command will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A brief will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Meanwhile, Greenhills Access Road at Adrossan was closed yesterday after a log truck rollover.

A B-Double overturned at approximately 6pm yesterday.

The driver was taken to Wagga hospital with lacerations to the forehead, but is in a stable condition.

The road was closed for several hours as emergency services undertook clean-up operations, with the Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue, and the Police Force all in attendance.

Lastly, a woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a truck and car collision on the Snowy Mountains Highway near Adelong yesterday.

A Tumut Fire and Rescue spokesman said that a woman was driving a brown Holden Commodore towards Adelong at about 10.30am, when the car hit the side diesel fuel tank of a B-double (empty) cattle truck heading towards Tumut.

The impact caused the tank to split and between 400 and 500 litres of diesel spilt onto the road.

The car came to rest with its front in a roadside ditch.

Rural Fire Service, ambulance, Fire and Rescue, police and SES units were quickly on the scene.

Paramedics assessed and treated the woman while she was in the car, and firefighters helped her out of the passenger side door as the driver’s side door was damaged.

She was then taken to hospital with cuts and bruises by ambulance. She had been the only occupant of the car. The truck driver was uninjured.

The highway was closed for nearly two hours.

The Fire and Rescue spokesman said the RFS firefighters had blocked the diesel spill from running down one side of the road.

The Fire and Rescue firefighters then put absorbent material on the diesel, before a Roads and Maritime Service crew arrived and sealed and graded it.