A 12-WEEK-OLD baby has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a horror three-car crash on a highway south of Sydney.
The accident happened on the Princes Highway at Falls Creek, in the state’s Shoalhaven region just before 2pm.
Police said a Hyundai sedan collided with a Holden Commodore in the northbound lanes of the highway at the intersection of Peppers Road, before smashing into an oncoming Toyota Camry.
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A three-month-old baby in the Commodore was taken by ambulance to Shoalhaven Hospital before being airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition.
The driver of the Hyundai, a woman aged in her 60s, was airlifted to hospital. She was flown to Canberra Hospital with serious injuries.
Four other people who were travelling in the Commodore and the occupants of the Camry escaped uninjured.
Police have established a crime scene on the highway which will be examined by the Crash Investigation Unit.
The Princes Highway was expected to remain closed in both directions for a number of hours following the crash.
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