Moore park crash hospitalises driver

Date: Feb 07, 2012

A head-on collision near Moore Park to the south-east of Sydney has seen one man sent to hospital in a serious condition.

Police say that on February 5, a black Nissan Navara utility was involved in a minor collision with a Honda Civic on Anzac Parade at around 12:30.

Reports indicate that the driver attempted to leave the scene of crash but lost control of his vehicle when turning on to Cleveland Street.

As a result, the ute ended up colliding head-on with a taxi waiting at the intersection before rolling onto its side.

The taxi reportedly was pushed back with enough force to cause it to crash into a fourth car that was waiting behind it at the traffic lights.

According to reports, the driver – a 34-year-old man – was rendered unconscious by the impact and trapped in the cab of the Nissan.

Officers from the Police Rescue squad had to remove the roof of the ute to gain access to the prone figure before paramedics were able to provide him with medical attention.

He was taken to the nearby St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney where he remains in a serious condition in the intensive care unit.

The other drivers involved in the accident passed drug and alcohol testing conducted by police at the site but were taken to hospital for blood testing – they have since been released.

Detectives are still waiting to speak to the driver as part of their investigation, as he remains in a chemically-induced coma due to the extent of his injuries.

The scene was closed off by the police for a number of hours to allow specialist investigators to examine the crash site.

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