A police officer has been injured following a serious crash that involved two cars on the Far South Coast in the early hours of Wednesday, July 15.
A NSW Police spokesperson said about 1am a police vehicle attached to South Coast Police District was travelling north along the Princes Hwy between Eden and Pambula.
The spokesperson said a Toyota Prado heading south allegedly lost control and overturned, colliding head-on with the police vehicle near the intersection of Hardakers Rd, Broadwater.
The driver of the Toyota, a 42-year-old woman, suffered a laceration to her arm and was taken to the South East Regional Hospital along with two passengers, a 22-year-old man and a four-year-old girl, for observation, the police spokesperson said.
The driver and sole occupant of the police vehicle, a male senior constable, suffered a head injury and was taken to the Bega hospital where he was in a stable condition.
The Princes Hwy was closed at Broadwater due to the incident, but diversions are available:
- Light vehicles via Nethercote Rd, but this is unsuitable for heavy vehicles.
- Heavy vehicles can detour via Imlay Rd, Monaro Hwy and Snowy Mountains Hwy in both directions.
A crime scene was established with officers from the Crash Investigation Unit attending to assist and an investigation began into the circumstance surrounding the crash.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online by clicking here.