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Driver badly injured in crash

Thursday, 14th December, 2017

A woman was trapped for 40 minutes after the crash yesterday afternoon. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt A woman was trapped for 40 minutes after the crash yesterday afternoon. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

A 59-year-old woman was seriously injured when her car and a truck collided in Williams Street yesterday afternoon.

The woman was trapped inside her Mitsubishi Lancer sedan for about 40 minutes before emergency services were able to free her, according to police.

She was taken to Broken Hill Hospital in a serious condition.

A police spokeswoman said the driver of the truck was also conveyed to hospital suffering shock.

The accident happened about 1pm near the intersection with Gossan Street and both lanes of Williams Street were blocked to traffic for about three hours.

Police, firefighters, the SES and ambulance attended the accident.

Meanwhile, three people including two teenage girls were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed near Tilpa on Monday night.

Police said the two girls and a 44-year-old man were airlifted by the RFDS to Broken Hill where they were admitted to hospital.

They said none of the injuries were life threatening.

Detectives and Forensic Services officers from the Barrier Local Area Command attended the scene and investigations into the cause were ongoing.

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