Tilba resident Lynda Geppert has thanked paramedics after a car accident on Tuesday at the Tuross Head turn-off – and is also grateful for a happy detour on her way to hospital.
Paramedics were asked to detour for an emergency birth when taking Ms Geppert to hospital for a precautionary assessment.
The two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Hector McWilliam Drive at about 4.30pm.
A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said two patients sustained minor injuries.
“Thank whoever for airbags,” Ms Geppert posted on Facebook. “Just totalled the car at 100km/h. Back from hospital and all our bits are working. Amazing. Had to do a side trip in the ambulance to wait on a baby being born. Ambos are wonderful people.”
She said the baby was crowning as they got in the ambulance and so off we went. They were met at the house by a crew from Narooma and waited until all was well. The baby little boy was named Archer.
Moruya SES crews responded after initial reports a person was trapped, but subsequent crews were turned back when the person was freed. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.