Three critically injured in intersection crash

Emergency services at the scene of the crash yesterday.

A woman and two children are in a critical condition after a two-vehicle crash in Tumut yesterday.

Just after 3pm Saturday emergency services were called after a car and truck collided at the intersection of the Snowy Mountains Highway and Gocup Road, in Tumut.

A 29-year-old woman and two girls, aged ten and four, were trapped inside the car for a short time, before being freed by emergency services. 

The woman and children were treated for serious head injuries on scene, before they were airlifted to hospital, from the Tumut airport, in three separate helicopters, in a critical condition.

The woman was taken to Canberra Hospital, while the girls were transported to Westmead Hospital.

The truck driver, a 58-year-old man, was not injured. He was taken to Tumut Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Riverina Police District established a crime scene and the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. 

It’s understood the injured trio were visiting Tumut from the ACT.

The intersection has been the scene of countless crashes over the years. A million-dollar upgrade of the intersection was due to start this week.