Mother and son critical after semi-trailer crashes into campervan on Hume Highway

Mother and son critical after semi-trailer crashes into campervan in Goulburn

A mother and her 13-year-old son are in critical condition in the Canberra Hospital after a crash near Goulburn. 

A 13-year-old boy was thrown from a campervan during the accident involving a semi-trailer on Friday night. The driver of the semi trailer has been charged by police.

The family was travelling south on the Hume Highway from their home in Newcastle when the incident occurred at Run O Waters about 11pm. 

The family remain in the Canberra Hospital.

Police allege a semi-trailer allegedly crashed into the back of a campervan, throwing the boy from the vehicle.

The boy suffered serious head injuries.

The other family members, an 11-year-old boy and two adults, were treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for spinal injuries and taken to Canberra Hospital.

The driver of the truck was arrested and taken to Goulburn Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing. He has since been charged.

A crime scene has been established at the scene and will be examined by forensic officers. 

One southbound land of the Hume Highway was closed following the crash but has now been reopened.

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: 

For further information on traffic disruptions on the Hume Highway, visit

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