An accident on Mill Road in Kurrajong last Thursday could’ve been a “disastrous start to the Easter long weekend”.
At about 2pm on April 5, a truck and a car collided on the narrow road near the entrance to the adventure camp, causing the truck to overturn and extensive damage to the front of
Inspector Phil Battin from Hawkes-bury Police, said this was an “unfortunate way to start the Easter break” and it could’ve been “much worse”.
The woman driver of the car was trapped inside her car for about 30 minutes while emergency crews worked to free her.
Once released, the Londonderry woman, in her 40s, was airlifted by CareFlight to hospital suffering from suspected compound fractures in her leg and for mandatory testing.
The truck driver, a 40-year-old Bligh Park man, was released uninjured but was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
Due to the accident, Mill Road was closed for a number of hours while the Crash Investigation unit worked to figure out the cause of the accident.
Police said “both drivers had conflicting stories and they would be investigating the cause of the crash further”.
Neighbours nearby said that while they didn’t see the accident, they heard a “loud bang followed by siren after siren”.
Inspector Phil Battin said this was a “very lucky outcome for both drivers”.