Man airlifted to Orange after crash on Gem Road


A man has been airlifted to Orange Hospital after a single vehicle crash on Gem Road, Cowra on Thursday morning.

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Duty Officer Inspector Linda Bradbury from Canobolas Local Area Command said the silver, Commodore station wagon collided with a tree on Gem Road, just outside of Cowra and off the Lachlan Valley Way, at 6.30am on Thursday. 

The single occupant, a 23-year-old male from Cowra, was travelling from Eugowra to Cowra for work. 

His right leg was trapped by compression as a result of the crash.

At 8:30am, he was released by emergency services on the scene and airlifted by air ambulance to Orange Hospital, suffering a suspected leg and elbow fracture. 

Police say he is in a stable condition. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation however earlier reports suggest speed was a factor in the crash.

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