Man dies in Princes Highway crash at Gerringong

Police continue their investigations into the crash late on Sunday. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Police continue their investigations into the crash late on Sunday. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Tragedy has struck a Gerringong family after a 54-year-old man died in a crash north of the town on Sunday afternoon.

The man’s 17-year-old daughter was driving the car when it collided with another vehicle on the Princes Highway about 4.20pm.

Police said the south bound Honda Jazz skidded, rotated clockwise and drifted onto the north bound side of the road.

Lake Illawarra Inspector Steve Worthington said a north bound vehicle then collided with the passenger side of the Honda.

“As a result a severe impact has occurred with the front of that vehicle,” he said.

“Both occupants of the north bound vehicle were able to exit their vehicle while both occupants of the Honda were trapped and injured.”

Emergency services managed to free both the man and his daughter, however the man was later pronounced dead at Wollongong Hospital.

The 17-year-old was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital in a stable condition, and was later taken to St George Hospital where she remained in a stable condition on Monday.

The male driver of the other vehicle was also taken to hospital in a stable condition.

The Princes Highway was closed for several hours following the crash, and motorists encountered extensive traffic delays.

Insp Worthington said charges were unlikely at this stage, however investigations by the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit were continuing.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Traffic banked up at Kiama bends following the accident. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Traffic banked up at Kiama bends following the accident. Picture: ADAM McLEAN


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