Two Injured In Hume Highway Crash North Of Mittagong

Traffic continues to be diverted via Mittagong after a serious three-vehicle crash blocked all southbound lanes on the Hume Highway.

Officers attached to The Hume Police District had closed one southbound lane at Braemar, north of Mittagong, about 11.15am (Monday 18 March 2024), while a two-vehicle crash was being cleared. There were no injuries.

About 45 minutes later, while police were still diverting traffic from the blocked lane, a second crash occurred involving a heavy vehicle and a hatchback. The hatchback was then forced into the rear of a station-wagon.

A front-seat passenger in the hatchback, a 69-year-old woman from Cootamundra, was trapped within the wreckage for some time before being released and airlifted to Liverpool Hospital. She is reported to be suffering multiple injuries including fractures.

The man driving the hatchback, also aged 69 and also from Cootamundra, was taken to Liverpool Hospital by road ambulance to be treated for cuts, as well as undergoing mandatory testing.

The male driver of the truck was not injured; he was arrested and taken to Bowral Hospital for mandatory testing. He is now in custody at Southern Highlands Police Station.

A couple travelling in the station-wagon, both aged 68 from ??, were not injured but the male driver has also undergone mandatory testing.

Officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit are now on scene.

Traffic is being diverted along the Old Hume Highway through Mittagong, check

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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