Man in hospital after bus and car crash at Jaspers Brush

The driver of a ute has been transported to Wollongong Hospital in a serious condition suffering multiple limb fractures, lacerations along with pelvic and abdominal injuries after his vehicle collided with a bus on the Princes Highway at Jaspers Brush just after 6am. Picture: Supplied
The driver of a ute has been transported to Wollongong Hospital in a serious condition suffering multiple limb fractures, lacerations along with pelvic and abdominal injuries after his vehicle collided with a bus on the Princes Highway at Jaspers Brush just after 6am. Picture: Supplied

A man is recovering in hospital after suffering multiple injuries when the Toyota Hilux he was driving collided with a bus on the Princes Highway just outside of Berry Tuesday morning.

NSW Police said emergency services were called around 6am after it’s alleged the ute crossed to the wrong side of the road and hit a bus.

Three people were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

An Ambulance spokesman said a 39-year-old male was taken to Wollongong Hospital with pelvic and abdominal injuries as well as injuries to his arm, leg and knee – he was conscious and breathing at the time. His 35-year-old passenger was uninjured.

The driver, and sole occupant of the bus, a 60-year-old man, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Shellharbour Hospital for further treatment.

The Premier Illawarra bus suffered minor damage in the accident. Picture: Rebecca Fist

The Premier Illawarra bus suffered minor damage in the accident. Picture: Rebecca Fist

The accident forced the closure of the Princes Highway for at least one hour.

Officers from Shoalhaven Local Area Command are now investigating and have urged witnesses to come forward and speak with police.

- with South Coast Register