Kings Highway crash: Girl critical, three others hurt

The Kings Highway crash scene, January 7, 2016.

The Kings Highway crash scene, January 7, 2016.

An 11-year-old girl has been flown to Sydney in a critical condition after being airlifted on Thursday to The Canberra Hospital after a Kings Highway crash.

The girl was on Thursday night in a critical condition in The Canberra Hospital after a car plunged off an embankment, hitting a tree.

A spokesman for the The Canberra Hospital on Friday, January 8, said the girl had been transferred to a Sydney hospital. Three others airlifted to Canberra with her remained in serious but stable conditions on Friday morning.

A spokeswoman for NSW Health said a fifth occupant of the sedan, 16-year-old girl, was treated for non-life threatening injuries in Batemans Bay Hospital on Thursday but taken to The Canberra Hospital to be with her family.

The crash occurred at about 2.30pm.

Emergency services responded to reports that a car had driven off the Kings Highway. On arrival officers from Far South Coast Local Area Command found a sedan had driven off a 10 metre embankment and hit a tree.

For the latest on road conditions, motorists are advised to check www.livetraffic.com

Far South Coast Local Area Command Inspector Angela Burnell said it was too early to determine the cause of this crash, which was the second on the Kings Highway within 24 hours.

“We are pleading with motorists to be aware of road conditions,” Inspector Burnell said.

“The unpredictable nature of the weather this week and in coming days should be a strong remainder to all road users to adjust to the conditions.

“This crash has not been an isolated incident with a fatality occurring earlier this week, where a vehicle left the road at Mogo.

“In a separate incident, another driver was also fined for driving through 1.4m flood waters,” Insp Burnell said..

Crash Investigators are currently at the location to examine the scene.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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