Two car crashes on Galena Street

The scene at Galena and Mercury Streets on Sunday. PICTURE: EVE-LYN KENNEDY

The first occurred at the corner of Galena and Mercury Streets Sunday morning, February 13. The second on Monday, February 14 at the corner of Williams and Galena.

On Sunday a Mitsubishi Overlander was travelling westerly on Galena Street. It collided with a Holden Commodore travelling northerly on Mercury Street according to the Officer in Charge at the accident site.

All emergency services attended.

A 36 year old woman driving the Mitsubishi had to be freed from the car.

According to Inspector Yvette Smith, she was stabilised by paramedics and transferred to the Broken Hill Health Service with suspected spinal injuries.

A 34 year old man who was driving the Commodore was not injured according to the Broken Hill Police.

A four-door ute ended up on its side on the eastern side of the Williams Street and Galena St corner on Monday evening at around 7pm.

All emergency services attended and the car was taken away on a tow truck.

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Investigations into both accidents are continuing.

In the five years from 2016 to 2020 Broken Hill had 92 accidents with 121 people injured and one person killed according to the interactive stats on the NSW Road Transport website.

14 accidents occurred along Williams Street with small clusters at the intersections with Oxide and Bromide.

Seven accidents occurred along Argent Street with six people moderately injured and three with minor injuries.

A small cluster of four accidents occurred along Iodide Street between Crystal Street and Argent Street with people being moderately injured in the events.

Of the 122 injuries over the five years 32 were serious.

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