Woman remains critical following Eden crash

Woman remains critical following Eden crash

A woman remains critical as investigations are continuing into a serious two-vehicle crash on the Princes Highway north of Eden, police have said.

About 3.15pm (Saturday 16 March), emergency services attended the Princes Highway, near Haycock Road, 5km north of Eden, following reports two vehicles had collided. The Princes Highway was closed for several hours. 

It's believed a Hyundai station-wagon travelling south and a Subaru station-wagon travelling north collided in the north-bound lanes.

Officers from South Coast Police District arrived to locate the occupants of both vehicles trapped.

The driver of the Hyundai - a 57-year-old Eden woman - was extricated and taken to Canberra Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

The Hyundai's passenger - a 14-year-old Eden boy - was taken to South East Regional Hospital to be treated for multiple injuries, before being flown to Canberra Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Police said that occupants of the Subaru - a 65-year-old woman and 89-year-old man, both from Pambula - were extricated and taken to Canberra Hospital, where they both remain in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established at the scene, and inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information or dashcam footage that may assist investigations to come forward.

Police urge caution to road users across NSW during wet weather, and encourage them to follow these safety tips:

Leave greater breaking distances between you and the car in front as it takes longer to stop when its wet.

Drivers and motorcycle riders should use their headlights in heavy rain to be seen by other road users.

Pedestrians should wear bright or high-vis clothing and use crossings at controlled intersections

Give way at intersections where lights are out. Some intersections have backup signs, however, if they do not, always give way to your right.