Girl cut from wreckage of head-on crash in NSW; five injured, three seriously

FIVE people have sustained injuries of varying degree in a head-on crash in the NSW Snowy Mountains.

Police said the accident happened on the Monaro Highway north of Cooma just before 1pm on Saturday.

It’s understood a southbound blue Volvo collided head-on with a northbound White Kia Sportage.


Police said one of the vehicles rolled immediately after impact before landing back on its wheels.

The 55-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Volvo and a 77-year-old woman from the Kia were both seriously injured and airlifted to Canberra Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Kia, an 84-year-old man was also seriously injured – he was taken to Cooma hospital.

A 15-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy from the Volvo were also taken to Cooma hospital for treatment but have since been discharged.

Emergency crews had to cut the Volvo apart to free the teenage girl from the wreckage.

Police said the three adults remained in hospital on Sunday morning.

They are all said to be in a serious but stable condition.

The Monaro Highway was closed for five hours while the scene was examined the wreckage cleared.