An accident has claimed the life of a 57-year old woman in Tirrannaville, located in the NSW southern tablelands near Goulburn.
Police say that the crash occurred at 12:50 on September 17 when a southbound Honda CRV and a northbound Nissan Pulsar collided on Braidwood Road.
The driver of the Pulsar suffered extensive injuries and later died at the scene of the crash, while the occupants of the CRV found themselves trapped in their vehicle.
Emergency services were able to free the pair before taking them to the nearby Goulbourn Goulburn hospital for medical treatment.
A stretch of road was closed for two and a half hours while detectives and specialist crash investigators from Yass examined the scene, before salvage teams removed the damaged vehicles.
While initial reports indicate that the two surviving victims did not suffer life-threatening injuries, them they may still be able to apply for car accident compensation.
In NSW the Motor Accident Scheme (MAS) makes payments available to cover medical treatments and rehabilitation expenses that arise from involvement in a motor vehicle collision.
Funds Lump sum payouts can also be provided to people who suffer permanent damage or disabilities as a result of a crash in the form of lump sum payouts.
The economic impact of an accident on the victims can also be taken into account by the scheme, with compensation available that reflects the financial losses suffered as a result of a collision.
It is unclear at this point how the accident occurred or who – if anyone – was at fault in allowing the two vehicles to come into contact in the first place.
However, the MAS also makes special provisions for victims involved in accidents where it cannot be shown that a driver is responsible for a collision.
The scheme takes into account the fact that some accidents result from external circumstances, including the sudden onset illness experienced by the driver, the inevitable collision with an animal on the road and even instances of unforeseen mechanical failure.
Each incident has its own set of circumstances that can affect the possibility of receiving a payout under the scheme.
A such, victims may do well to approach an experienced firm of car accident lawyers to help them review their legal avenues for personal injury compensation.