Head-on collision at Jamberoo leaves four in hospital

An elderly man has been airlifted to St George Hospital after the Ford Festiva he was driving collided with a 1932 Hot Rod in Jamberoo Sunday evening.

Lake Illawarra Duty Officer Acting Inspector Paul Brodie said it appeared one of the vehicles crossed to the wrong side of Jamberoo Road around 6.30pm.

The 73-year-old Festiva driver suffered a fractured pelvis, fractured ribs and internal bleeding – he is currently in a stable condition in hospital. While his 73-year-old wife was taken by road ambulance to Wollongong Hospital with a fractured right hand and wrist.

Both were trapped in their vehicles for some time and removed by State Emergency Service personnel. 

The 32-year-old driver of the hot rod suffered internal injuries, a fractured knee, fractured eye socket and fracture nose while his 13-year-old passenger suffered a fractured finger and soft tissue injuries. Both were taken to Wollongong Hospital.

Inspector Brodie said the accident was still under investigation.