Two people seriously injured in collision at Bewong
TWO people trapped in a serious motor vehicle accident south of Bewong on the Princes Highway yesterday were airlifted to a Sydney hospital for specialist treatment.
Police are investigating the two-vehicle accident that happened around 7.55am on Tuesday.
Police said a white Toyota sedan, being driven by a 17-year-old woman from Ulladulla, was travelling north on the highway and collided with a Toyota four-wheel drive, travelling south, driven by a 50-year-old Ulladulla man.
Both people were trapped in their vehicles for an hour before being released by emergency crews.
They were transported by ambulance to a landing area next to the Wandandian Hall where they were airlifted by ambulance rescue helicopter to St George Hospital with leg and chest injuries in a serious but stable condition.
Police said full particulars of the collision were not known but were being investigated by Crash Investigation Unit officers that were at the location.
The Princes Highway was closed in both directions for more than three hours, resulting in extensive traffic delays.
Police opened one lane and initiated alternate traffic flows around the crash scene at 11.10am.
Inspector John Behrendt praised the various Shoalhaven emergency services that attended the scene for their swift and professional response.