THE NSW’s holiday road toll has risen to two following the death in hospital of an elderly woman badly hurt in a crash on Mt Ousley Road on Sunday.
Just after 1pm, a white Toyota Camry and white Ford Falcon collided near the intersection of Mt Ousley Road and the F6 at Mt Ousley.
The driver of the Toyota, a 73-year-old man, suffered facial injuries in the crash, while his wife, 74, escaped injury.
An elderly couple, who were travelling in the rear seat, sustained significant injuries and were taken to Wollongong Hospital for emergency treatment. The 79-year-old woman died a short time later. Her husband, 80, remains in a serious but stable condition with suspected spinal fractures.
The 73-year-old male driver of the Ford received minor injuries in the incident and his wife, 69, suffered a fractured left arm and wrist. They too were taken by ambulance to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.
Wollongong police and the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit are examining the cause of the fatal crash. They’re now appealing for public assistance as they continue their inquiries. Anyone who witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up to it is urged to contact Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit on (02) 4232 5411 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.