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Young man loses arm in ute crash at Coalcliff on Sunday

A YOUTH has lost his arm in a single-vehicle crash at Coalcliff on Sunday.

Emergency services responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on the Sea Cliff Bridge, on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, about 4.50pm yesterday (Sunday August 30).

Police discovered the front-seat passenger in a utility had his arm severed when the vehicle crashed.

The rescue helicopter landed on the bridge and airlifted the injured boy to St George Hospital.

Traffic along Lawrence Hargrave Drive was impacted in both directions for some hours while police conducted their investigations. It re-opened about 11pm.

Inquiries are continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.


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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.


One thought on “Young man loses arm in ute crash at Coalcliff on Sunday

  1. Hearing the sirens headed up the road from Bulli as we walked along the path next to the distributor raised our attention. But not as much as hearing the unmarked police car roaring by as an escort for the Paramedics to prepare the Hospital rd intersection before then the full throated roar through Bulli to clear the path ahead. Thanks to our Emergency Services teams for the daring and selfless service to the vulnerable.


    Posted by familyfiveonholiday | August 31, 2020, 11:57 am

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