Three men hospitalised after crash in Dark Corner | Police briefs


Car rolls down hill 

Three men travelling in a Jeep through Sunny Corner State Forest were hospitalised on Saturday, November 11, after their car rolled multiple times down a hill.

Police said the trio were navigating a steep descent on the Parr Hill Trail in Dark Corner when the car became air borne and rolled on its side thirty metres down the hill, still a significant distance from the bottom. 

The driver, a 24-year-old from Cammeray, was winched and transported by helicopter from the forest to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition with a partially collapsed lung. 

The front passenger, a 21-year-old man from Freemans Reach, was also transported by helicopter to Westmead Hospital with a broken leg. The third man was taken to Lithgow hospital for superficial cuts. 

Friends of the men were following their car through the forest and called emergency services when they saw it roll down the hill. 

Emergency services from Lithgow, Blayney and Bathurst, including two helicopters, attended the crashed vehicle.

Police said none of the injuries sustained by the men were considered life-threatening. Police are investigating the incident. 

More to come. 

Boy charged with burglary

A 16-year-old boy who allegedly broke into a property and stole thousands of dollars worth of tools was arrested by Lithgow police on the afternoon of Monday, November 13.

A property on Church Street in Lithgow was broken into between 5.40pm and 8pm on Saturday, November 11. Police said they believe roughly $5,600 worth of power tools and other tools were taken from the property. 

On Monday afternoon police arrested a 16-year-old boy who allegedly broke into the house. He was charged with aggravated break and enter and was granted bail to attend Lithgow Children’s Court on December 16. 

Police are still trying to track down the stolen tools. If you have any information about their whereabouts contact Lithgow Police Station.