Shoal Haven Local Area Command
NSW Christmas/New Year Holiday Road Toll Rises To 23 Following Death Of Man Injured In Termeil Crash
A man, critically injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on the State’s South Coast six days ago, has died in a Sydney hospital.
Just before 5 pm last Monday (28 December), a Southbound petrol tanker crossed onto the incorrect side of the Princes Highway at Termeil North of Batemans Bay and collided with a Subaru Forrester, Honda Accord and Toyota Rav 4 travelling in the opposite direction.
The petrol tanker and Subaru exploded on impact, resulting in the deaths of the 36-year-old male truck driver and two girls, aged 11 and 13, who were travelling in the back seat of the Subaru.
The young girls’ parents were pulled from the wreckage of the Suburu and flown in critical condition to two Sydney hospitals for treatment of severe burns.
The 47-year-old man died in Royal North Shore Hospital this afternoon, while the 40-year-old woman remains in a critical condition in Concord Hospital.
The man’s death takes the State’s Christmas/New Year road toll to 23.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing and Police will prepare a report for the information of the New South Wales Coroner.