Crash leaves teen on life support

A YOUNG Goulburn woman remains on life support in Canberra Hospital following a two car collision early last Saturday.

The 18-year-old was airlifted after the accident on the corner of Marys Mount and Crookwell Roads at 3am.

She suffered head injuries and multiple fractures when a Holden Calais, driven by a 30- year-old Goulburn man, collided with her Hyundai Accent hatchback at the intersection.

Goulburn police have charged the man with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. He allegedly decamped from the accident scene but presented himself at Goulburn Police Station five hours later.

Yesterday they told the Post they were awaiting confirmation of the extent of the woman’s injuries before laying further charges.

The 30 year-old Goulburn man is facing multiple charges, including driving in a manner dangerous to the public. They are set to be laid later this week or early next week.

He was travelling with three other passengers, a 28-year-old male in the front seat, 20- year-old woman in the back seat who suffered multiple fractures and male, 17, who was also injured.

The hatchback driver’s passenger, a 19-yearold man sustained minor injuries.

New Year’s Eve

IN other news, Goulburn Police were happy with the behaviour of the city’s New Year’s Eve revellers, with only four arrests made.

Sergeant John Sheehan told the Post that it was busier than normal, but that people were generally well behaved.

“We also had an increased police presence, with an extra 12 officers assigned to the Local Area Command,” he said.

“These officers were split between both the Goulburn and Bowral stations.”

More fires

THE Southern Tablelands branch of the Rural Fire Service is urging people to take heed of total fire bans after a couple of fires in the Tarago/Lake George and Crookwell regions over the weekend.

Southern Tablelands zone operations manager Ian Kennerley told the Post that a fire covering approximately two to three acres at Binda on Friday was contained.

Also, in the Lower Boro region (near Lake George) another fire was also blacked out by volunteers over an area of approximately five to six acres.

“We also had to put out a fire in the Mayfield region (south of Tarago), after some stupid people failed to heed the warnings that we put out in the media about the total fire bans,” he said.