Another serious accident in the Tilba area preceded Saturday’s fatal accident on the Victoria Creek bypass.
At 6am on Friday, December 30, a black Subaru station wagon being driven by a Victorian man slid out on the Princes Highway about 200 metres south of the Bermagui turn-off at Tilba Tilba.
The southbound vehicle slammed into an embankment, trapping his female passenger.
The Narooma VRA rescue squad attended and was able to free the woman from the mangled car, who was then transported by Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue chopper to Canberra Hospital with serious injuries.
Two children in the back seat and also the driver, who suffered impact injuries, were transported to the Bega Hospital for treatment.
The Narooma VRA rescue squad also had the difficult task of freeing the trapped 19-year-old male passenger from the Corolla in Saturday’s fatal accident, who yesterday remained in a critical condition.
The accidents have also proved difficult for the Tilba RFS brigade, who responded to both accidents.
“I urge all drivers to be cautious and to respect the roadway and respect your vehicle and to travel safe,” VRA training officer Mal Barry said.
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