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Appin Road claims another life

POLICE will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a young boy in a crash on the Appin Road about 3:40pm, Friday.
A Holden Commodore station wagon was travelling south along Appin Road, west of Bulli, when it was involved in a head-on collision with a Subaru Impreza.
An eight-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the Holden, died at the scene while his father was taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment of a fractured pelvis and leg.
The woman driver of the Subaru sustained foot injuries and was also taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.
A woman, who was a passenger in the Subaru, sustained two broken legs, two broken ankles, fractured ribs and facial injuries and was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment.
Local police and officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and Appin Road was closed for six hours while examinations of the scene were conducted.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing and anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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