UPDATE: Tomerong crash victims serious

MONDAY 10.45am: TWO elderly Lake Tabourie residents were airlifted to a Sydney Hospital with serious injuries following a crash on Turpentine Road at Tomerong on Sunday afternoon.

Police said a Toyota utility was travelling east on Turpentine Road about 4.55pm, when it lost control, rolled a number of times before colliding with a large tree.

The accident happened about 4.5km from the intersection with the Princes Highway on a gravel section of the road before converting to tar.

The 85-year-old male driver and 72-year-old female passenger were both trapped in the vehicle and had to be released by NSW Ambulance Rescue.

The driver sustained serious head and spinal injuries and the passenger suffered serious leg injuries.

Both were airlifted to St George Hospital where they are in a stable condition.

Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and conducted investigations into the cause of the accident. 

The accident comes just days after the announcement of extra federal black spot funding to seal a further 9.6km stretch of the accident prone road.

Shoalhaven City Council received a further $824,000 under the 2013-14 Black Spot Program to seal a section of the road.

Together with a previous $2 million funding commitment for sealing, it will allow between 6.6 and 9.6km to be tarred west of the Princes Highway. 

5pm Sunday: AN ELDERLY couple have been airlifted to St George Hospital following a single car accident at around 5pm on Sunday.

The man and woman, both estimated to be in their 70s, were both trapped when their car rolled over on Turpentine Road, four-and-a-half kilometres from the Princes Highway at Tomerong.

The man had a head injury and the woman had a lower limb fracture.

Police, ambulance and fire brigade attended the accident and traffic was turned away as the road was closed.


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