One dead, three injured, six trapped in shocking crash with ‘maxi-taxi’

ONE person has been killed and three other people have been injured in a shocking crash which trapped six people in the NSW Central Tablelands.

Police said a BMW sedan and a ‘maxi-taxi’ collided on Thunderbolts Way, around 5km south of Walcha, shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday.

Sadly, a 25-year-old man sitting in the front seat of the BMW died at the scene.


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The 27-year-old man behind the wheel of the sedan sustained facial and suspected rib injuries. He was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

The driver of the taxi, a 58-year-old woman, and its passengers, five men aged between 19 and 25, were all trapped in the van before being released by emergency services.

The woman was flown to John Hunter Hospital where she remains today in a stable condition, while a 25-year-old man was taken to Tamworth Hospital with a suspected broken arm.

Crash investigators attended and examined the scene on Saturday night.

Police say investigations into the cause of the accident are continuing.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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