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Nature of crashes near Eden under investigation

TwoCarMVA TuesayOct19

Three separate motor vehicle incidents have occurred within 8 days, on the Princes Highway near Broadwater, north of Eden.

The most recent accident on the Highway near Haycock Road involved a car rolling (pictured below) on Friday (October 22), while last Tuesday (October 19) a Merimbula woman was airlifted to Canberra hospital in a series but stable condition after a two vehicle crash (pictured above) that left another Merimbula woman with leg injuries.

On Wednesday (October 13) a b-double truck was south bound on the Princes Highway at Jigamy Creek when it left the road and caught fire (pictured below).

b double truck had left the road and on fire 13 Oct

The driver managed to get out of the truck and was taken to South East Regional hospital in Bega.  

Transport for NSW has responded with the following statement:

"The cause and nature of the crashes on the Princes Highway at Broadwater are under investigation by NSW Police.

Transport for NSW will work with Police to determine if further investigations of the road are required.

Transport for NSW is committed to the ongoing improvement of road safety."

Car Rolled FridayOct22

Transport for NSW went on to suggest the medium-term priorities for the far South Coast include safety improvements and more overtaking lanes from Cobargo to Broadwater and from EDROM Road to the Victorian border as well as safety improvements within Eden.

It's also suggested the longer term the plan identifies safety improvements and more overtaking lanes from Broadwater to Eden and from Eden to Edrom Road.

Transport has developed a 20-year plan for the Princes Highway, the Roadmap 2040.

The Roadmap to 2040 is Transport’s vision for a Princes Highway that is safe, reliable, efficient and connected.

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their area and to have a say on speed limits.

For more information visit HERE.

Image Credit: Fire & Rescue NSW Station 286 Eden