Police are appealing for information following a four-car crash at Ettalong yesterday morning.
About 6.20am (Thursday 3 March 2016), a white Range Rover was travelling through a roundabout at the intersection of Barrenjoey Road and Bourke Road at Ettalong, when it collided with a taxi.
The taxi subsequently collided with a white Toyota Hilux ute and a white Nissan Navara that were also travelling through the intersection.
The three occupants of the Range Rover allegedly attempted to flee the scene; however, a 17-year-old male was detained by the other drivers. The other two people left the area.
Officers attached to Brisbane Water Local Area Command were alerted and launched an investigation into the incident.
Further checks revealed the Range Rover had been stolen during a separate incident.
A crime scene was established at the location and examined by specialist officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.
The taxi driver, a 60-year-old man, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Gosford Hospital.
He was later transferred to John Hunter Hospital to undergo emergency surgery. He’s believed to be in a stable condition.
No one else was injured in the collision.
The 17-year-old male was taken to Gosford Hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine tests, before being taken to Gosford Police Station.
He’s since been released pending further inquiries.
As investigations into the matter continue, police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or knows the identity of the occupants of the Range Rover, to come forward.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via any Facebook and Twitter pages.