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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

One dead, one injured in Lake Macquarie accident

Police are at the scene of a fatal crash at Lake Macquarie.

Emergency services were called to Wakefield Road, Ryhope, just before 7.30am today (Sunday 29 November), after reports a Toyota and a Hyundai had collided head-on, trapping both drivers.

A man, and sole occupant of the Hyundai, died at the scene.

The male driver, and sole occupant, of the Toyota was freed and taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering leg injuries.

He will also undergo mandatory testing.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District have established a crime scene with members of the Crash Investigation Unit attending to assist.

Wakefield Road will remain closed between Archery Road and Cessnock Road for some time and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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