Woman fights for life after police crash

A GRANDMOTHER is fighting for her life in hospital after the car she was driving was T-boned by a police car in Sydney’s south.

The marked patrol car smashed into the side of the 68-year-old woman’s Mercedes at the intersection of The Kingsway and Connels Road at Cronulla just before midday on Wednesday.

The woman sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to St George Hospital in a critical condition.


A child, believed to be the woman’s two-year-old grandson, was also travelling in the Mercedes at the time.

Miraculously though, the little boy is believed to have escaped the collision without any physical injury.

Police said the toddler was taken to same hospital to be checked over as a percuation.

The male Senior Constable behind the wheel of the police car was treated at the scene for minor facial injuries before he too was transported to St George.

He is reported to be in a stable condition.

The Metropolitan Crash Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, which police say is being treated as a ‘critical incident’.

The investigation will be subject to independent review.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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