Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Batemans Bay just before 7.30pmafter a Mitsubishi 4WD left the road and hit a tree.The driver and sole occupant – a 50-year-old woman – was airlifted to Canberra Base Hospital with serious leg injuries. Her condition is not believed to be life-threatening.Police from Far South Coast Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.Anyone who witnessed the crash, or the events leading up to it, is urged to contact police.
Far South Coast LAC Police urge motorists to exercise caution during the holiday period and not take risks by driving after consuming alcohol. Police will be out in force on the roads conducting both stationary and random breath testing for alcohol and drugs.
Bridge crash – A 65-year-old man was charged with low range drink driving after he failed to yield to and collided witha southbound vehicle on Wallage Lake bridge11pm Friday. He recorded a reading of 0.052.
New speed – The speed limit on Wallaga Lake Road from Fairhaven to Wallaga Lake Bridge has been reduced to 60km/h. Signs have been installed and the road painted with the new speed limit.
Tree accident–A 94-year-old man is having his fitness to drive reviewed after he crashed his car into a tree on Ruth Place, Dalmeny 2.50pm last Tuesday. The vehicle sustained damage and he was taken to hospital for checks.
Boat stolen –Following on from the theft of an oyster punt from Barlow’s Bay last week, a paddleboat with a blue hull and white top was stolen from the Narooma Marina Friday night.
Theft warning –Narooma and Bermagui police are issuing the standard holiday warning to secure valuables around the home, car and campsite. A car was broken into at Akolele overnight last Wednesday. Property minus cash was found nearby on Friday.
Another car was broken into at Akolele on Friday night with a wallet and CDs stolen, while a third car this time at Camel Rock was broken into also on Friday at 5.50pm with a wallet, phones stolen. Cash was also stolen from a car parked on McMillan Crescent, Dalmeny overnight last Wednesday. Any information to police or 1800 333 000 Crimestoppers.
Police are also encouraging locals and visitors to download the Emergency+ App that allows yourexact location to be forwarded to emergency services. In the case of non-emergencies, the police assistance line of 131 44 is also useful.
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