Daily Archives: 30/06/2015

Man airlifted to hospital after Hume Highway crash

A man will be airlifted from the Hume Highway at Wilton following an accident between a car and a truck.

Initial reports indicate the man, 31, was travelling south when his car collided with a truck on approach to the Picton Road exit, about 2.45pm. He suffered head, neck and chest injuries.

A NSW Ambulance rescue chopper landed on the highway a short time ago.

The crash has caused lengthy traffic queues and the closure of all southbound lanes.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Driver unscathed in highway truck crash

A driver escaped without injury on Monday afternoon after his truck collided with guard rails and flipped into a tree on the Hume Highway, near Parkesbourne.

The single-vehicle crash brought southbound traffic to a standstill for about an hour at Wollogorang, while emergency services attended the scene.

A single lane was reopened to holiday traffic as cleanup continued into the late afternoon.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Sergeant Rod Cranston said the incident came down to “inattention”.

“It was the driver’s inattention to do something while driving that caused the vehicle to collide with the guard rail, clip the next guard rail and then go down the cattle livestock underpass, go over the edge and flip into a tree,” he told the Post.

While initially tasked to the scene, the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter was not required.

Sgt Cranston confirmed the driver “did not have a scratch on him”.

Woman arrested for firearms possession – Firearms Squad

Firearms Squad detectives have arrested a woman for firearm possession after investigations into the alleged theft of guns by two men impersonating police officers in the Hunter region last year.

About 8.30am on Wednesday 29 October 2014, a property owner at Clarence Town was approached by two men at his home who purported to be plain clothes police officers.

Detectives were told two revolvers were stolen from the premises, with those firearms recovered during a search warrant at Mayfield East the following day.

Three men, aged 28, 29 and 32, remain before the court on related charges.

Yesterday morning (Monday 29 June 2015), Firearms Squad detectives arrested a 30-year-old woman at Waratah Police Station.

She was charged with two counts of possessing an unauthorised pistol and granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 6 August 2015.