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Girl, 11, critical after car crashes off Kings Highway

An 11-year-old girl remains in a critical condition in Canberra Hospital after the car she was travelling in crashed off a 10-metre embankment on the Kings Highway on Thursday afternoon.

The scene of the crash on the Kings Highway near Nelligen.
The scene of the crash on the Kings Highway near Nelligen. Photo: Supplied

The girl was one of four occupants airlifted to Canberra following the crash near Batemans Bay.

A 16-year-old girl taken to Batemans Bay Hospital remains in a stable condition. 

Far South Coast Local Area Command Inspector Angela Burnell said while it was too early to determine the cause of the crash, motorists needed to be more aware of road conditions. 

"The unpredictable nature of the weather this week and in coming days should be a strong reminder to all road users to adjust to the conditions," she said.

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"This crash has not been an isolated incident with a fatality occurring earlier this week, where a vehicle left the road at Mogo."

In a separate incident, another driver was also fined for driving through 1.4 metre flood waters on a flooded bridge between Tathra and Bermagui.

Earlier in the week, a 21-year-old man from the ACT was hospitalised with chest, arm and pelvic injuries after a single-vehicle crash on the Kings Highway at Currowan.

It is understood the 24-year-old driver of the van lost control of the vehicle when its wheels began to slide while negotiating a right-hand bend near the Misty Mountain turn-off on Wednesday evening.