Man rescued and flown to hospital after crash near Wagga

A man has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a light truck crash near Bomen on Wednesday. 

Emergency services received reports a truck had come off the bridge and slammed into a fence, near the Coolamon turn-off on the Olympic Highway, after 4.30pm. 

Paramedics rushed to Bomen to rescue the 24-year-old driver and sole occupant, who had been ejected out the front windscreen and pinned against the fence, with his legs caught in the cab. 

Ambulance NSW zone operations officer Eamonn Purcell said the young man was being treated for multiple leg fractures and a head laceration. 

“You can imagine what we’re dealing with,” Mr Purcell said. 

The driver was taken by air ambulance to Canberra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.


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