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Head on collision on Wilton Road

SIX people have been taken to hospital after a head-on collision between two cars 5km south of Appin tonight.

The crash happened about 8.15pm (5 October) on Wilton Road, when a southbound vehicle, containing three men, and a northbound vehicle,with a family of four on board, collided.

Two men from the first vehicle and all family members, including two girls, have been taken to Liverpool Hospital.

One man from the first vehicle is reported to be in a serious condition while the other five escaped with relatively minor injuries. A seventh person, from the first vehicle, was shocked but not injured and was treated at the scene.

Wilton Road is closed in both directions with diversions in place.It’s expected the road will be closed for some time while officers from the Crash Investigation Unit examine the scene.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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