Man trapped in head-on car crash at Medlow Bath

Car crash: A man sustained internal injuries after a head-on car accident at Medlow Bath on June 20. Photo: Top Notch Video
Car crash: A man sustained internal injuries after a head-on car accident at Medlow Bath on June 20. Photo: Top Notch Video

A Mascot man and a Blackheath woman were involved in a head-on car crash at Medlow Bath on June 20.

Detective Acting Inspector Brendan Bayliss from Blue Mountains Police said the man, 33, was westbound on the highway about 11.30am when he travelled into the eastbound lane and hit a car driven by the Blackheath woman, aged 73.

The man was trapped in his vehicle due to his injuries, and was removed by paramedics, before being flown to Liverpool Hospital with internal injuries.

The woman was uninjured, but both vehicles were damaged substantially and were towed from the scene.

"At this stage police are yet to speak with the 33-year-old male driver, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation," Det Bayliss said.

Climber rescued

A 36-year-old St Leonards man was leading a climb at Bellbird Wall at Pulpit Rock in Blackheath on June 22 when he fell down the cliff.

The man was with a group of five, and about 54 metres up a 200 metre cliff, when he fell about four metres and landed heavily on his feet, fracturing his left ankle.

Blue Mountains Police Rescue, Police Airwing and NSW Ambulance Special Operation Teams responded, with Police Rescue and paramedics abseiling down the cliff to the man.

In a complex procedure, the man was lowered to the base of the cliff, to where a Toll Ambulance Rescue helicopter winched the man and the rescue team out in low light. They were flown to Nepean Hospital where the climber was treated for complex fractures to his left leg.

Magic mushrooms

A 19-year-old Wentworth Falls man was found with a small bag of 'magic mushrooms' at Coronation Park in Wentworth Falls about 4pm on June 12.

The man was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and will appear before Katoomba Local Court on July 22.

Drink driving

A Leura man, 35, was charged with mid-range drink driving following a breath test in North Katoomba on Saturday night.

The man's licence was suspended and he will appear before Katoomba Local Court on August 12.