Crash on Federal Highway, Wollogorang Creek on December 30

A rescue helicopter was deployed to the scene of a crash on the Federal Highway near Wollogorang Creek on Sunday, December 30.

On the scene. Picture: Supplied.

On the scene. Picture: Supplied.

Police and emergency services attended the scene shortly after 2:10pm on Sunday.

Police Inspector Alison Brennan said a car towing a boat was involved in the single-vehicle crash.

“The car almost collided with the guardrail, then over-corrected and the driver lost control of the vehicle,” Inspector Brennan said.

“The trailer became separated from the vehicle. The trailer went into the median strip and the car rolled off the other side of the road.

“It was fortuitous there were a number of off-duty doctors and medical personnel there at the time who rendered assistance to the occupants.

“The car was carrying five people - they are very lucky that not more people in the vehicle were injured. A 19-year-old woman was airlifted to Canberra Hospital.”

Both lanes of the Federal Highway was closed at the time, causing traffic to bank up considerably. The the road finally cleared at about 5pm.