Shoal Haven Local Area Command
Three Dead, Six Injured In Crash – Termeil
Three people have died and six have been injured in a collision on the South Coast of New South Wales yesterday, increasing the holiday road toll to 17.
About 4.50 pm a Kenworth prime mover laden with fuel was travelling South on the Princes Highway at Termeil, when it appears to have crossed to the incorrect side of the road and collided head on with three cars including a Subaru Forrester, a Honda Accord and a Toyota Rav.
The prime mover and the Subaru ignited on impact, resulting in the deaths of two children travelling in the rear of the Subaru and the driver of the truck.
The driver and front passenger of the Subaru were pulled from the wreckage suffering serious burns. The man and woman were airlifted to Concord and Royal North Shore Hospitals in a critical condition.
Three other people from the Toyota and Honda have been taken to Milton Hospital and another has been taken to Batemans Bay Hospital suffering spinal injuries.
The Princes Highway is expected to remain closed until mid morning. Local diversions are in place and motorists are urged to avoid this area and use alternate routes.
Heavy vehicles are advised to use the Kings Highway until further notice.
Albion Park Crash Investigation Unit will continue the investigation and a brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.