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Mount Ousley Road claims another life

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.

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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