Investigations underway following serious four-car collision

Police are investigating following a serious collision involving three cars and a motorcycle in the NSW central tablelands yesterday.

About 2.30pm Tuesday 3 November 2015, emergency services responded to reports of four vehicles involved in a crash on the Great Western Highway at Hartley, about 11km west of Blackheath.

It’s believed a Toyota Hiace travelling eastbound collided with a Mitsibishi Magna also travelling east.

The Magna then collided head on with a Toyota Rav4, travelling west on the same road.

The Rav4, driven by a 61-year-old man, then collided with an eastbound Kawasaki motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old man, suffered serious leg and internal injuries. He was flown to Westmead Hospital, and is in a critical condition.

The 54-year-old male driver of the Hiace; the 74-year-old male driver of the Magna, and driver of the Rav4 were not injured.

They were taken to Lithgow District Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

A crime scene was established with the Great Western Highway closed in both directions between Lithgow and Mount Victoria for several hours.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision that has not yet spoken to police, to contact Crime Stoppers.

REVEALED: Counsellor hypnotised, sexually abused boys at Brisbane Grammar School

TWO prestigious private schools in south-east Queensland are at the centre of sickening allegations of child sex abuse.

The Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School, are the focus of public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Brisbane.

It’s alleged that from the 1970’s to 1990’s, former school counsellor Kevin Lynch hypnotised then sexually abused boys during counselling sessions that would last up to an hour.

In 2014, both school’s issued an apology to students who had been abused by Lynch, who killed himself after being charged with child abuse in 1997.

Man’s body found in clothing bin

A MAN’S body has been discovered inside a charity clothing bin in Sydney’s inner city.

According to police, the body was found by a passerby at around 5am on Wednesday inside the charity bin at Rosebery.

It is understood the man’s body was protruding from the bin when it was discovered.

His identity is unknown at this stage.

Police are chasing several leads, including that it could have been misadventure, which is a death caused by a person accidentally while performing a legal act without negligence or intent to harm.

 

Locals are also being interviewed.

“They’ve been talking to the construction workers across the road at the construction site, trying to piece together what happened here,” police told ABC on Wednesday.

“They also need to try to figure out who this man is.”

There are reports the man may have been seeking shelter from Sydney’s wet weather overnight.

Woman found bound, gagged and unconscious inside home

A woman has reportedly being found “bound and gagged” and unconscious at a home in Sydney’s west.

Police have confirmed the 33-year-old woman was discovered inside the Glenmore Park home just after 2.00am on Wednesday.

It’s believed she was found on the kitchen floor.

She was taken to Nepean Hospital where police are awaiting medical reports to determine the extent of her injuries.

The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear.

Police say they will address the media later today after they receive medical reports regarding her condition.

12-year-old girl stabbed by schoolboy

A schoolboy has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a 12-year-old girl in Melbourne.

It’s understood the girl was injured during a fight at a house in Cheltenham shortly before 10.00pm on Tuesday.

Police have confirmed she suffered minor injuries and was taken to The Alfred hospital in a stable condition.

The 12-year-old boy, who was arrested nearby, was released pending a summons.

Police would not confirm the relationship between the boy and girl.