Drivers on the state’s roads may want to take extra care this week, following a number of car accident injuries and a fatality over the few days.
The first incident, which occurred on Tuesday (July 28), led NSW Police to appeal for witnesses to a collision that occurred in Prospect in the morning. Officers are particularly keen to talk to a truck driver who may have seen a driver in a Nissan hit a motorcycle rider, with the latter suffering serious injuries.
According to police reports, the truck driver was waiting at the intersection when the accident happened, making it likely he saw the incident. The 20-year-old biker was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment, while the Nissan driver escaped injury.
Later the same day, emergency services were called to a residence in Emu Plains after a black Ford Falcon ute mounted a gutter and hit into a garage. While the collision caused serious damage to the structure and its contents, including two vehicles, a man inside the building remained unharmed.
A teenage passenger in the ute also walked away without any injuries. However, the driver suffered minor problems and was taken to Nepean Hospital.
Car accident death
Unfortunately, not all people who are involved in car accidents have lucky escapes. Two vehicles were involved in a fatal collision on Wednesday (July 28) near Orange.
The police claimed a ute and a van crashed head on while travelling in opposite directions along Mitchell Highway. The utility vehicle was flipped onto its roof, but the driver fled the scene soon after the accident.
When officers from Canobolas Local Area Command arrived at the site, the occupant of the van was already dead. Despite a search of the area, the man in the ute was not found.
NSW Police urged people to come forward if they witnessed the crash, and described the ute driver as white and in his 30s. He was also said to be wearing a grey jumper and maroon tracksuit pants.
Officers quickly established a crime scene, with Metropolitan Crash Investigators called in to examine the evidence. The Mitchell Highway was closed after the incident and remained so for a number of hours.
If you are involved in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for any injuries suffered in the incident. Please contact Gerard Malouf & Partners to discuss the particulars of your case.