A 28-year-old woman is on life support after a crash on Edward Street, Wagga


A woman has been left fighting for her life after she crashed into a tree on Wednesday night. 

About 11.30pm a 28-year-old woman’s Mazda left the road before colliding with a street sign and tree on Edward Street, cross of Dobney Avenue. 

The driver was pulled from her car unconscious before being taken to Wagga Base Hospital. 

She remains on life support, in a critical condition. 

Wagga police Chief Inspector Andrew Spliet said the crash was still under investigation but there didn’t appear to be any other cars involved. 

“Obviously we are calling for any witnesses who might’ve seen the collision and we’ll be investigating all factors in relation to the circumstances,” he said. 

Chief Inspector Spliet said police weren’t ruling out any factors which may have potentially led to the crash, including speed and intoxication. 

“They’re all things we’ll be looking at and investigating but the message out there to community is if you’re going to drive make sure you don’t drive drunk and are not under any intoxication,” he said. 

“Stick to the speed limit, don’t use mobile phones and always concentrate on the roads and your environment around you.” 

Chief Inspector Spliet said the incident was concerning and devastating, particularly for the woman’s family and friends. 

“That’s why it’s very important in a motor vehicle to make sure you’ve got appropriate control,” he said. 

“As we know any sort of incident like this can have fairly serious effects for the family and other members of the community. 

“A short moment of inattention can sometimes end in tragic circumstances.” 

The scene of the crash was examined by specialist officers and inquiries continue.