CCN Daily News Brief – 8th March, 2021

Monday 8th March, 2021. Today’s ‘must know stories from across the Central Coast, fresh from the CCN newsroom. Read by Charlea Tonnet.

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And here’s the latest news from Central Coast Newspapers:

A 32-year-old woman sustained serious head injuries in a single vehicle accident at Long Jetty in the early hours of Friday morning.

At around 12:40am, emergency services were called to Shelly Beach Rd, near the intersection of The Entrance Rd, after a Volkswagen sedan hit a power pole.

The female driver was trapped for a short time before being released by emergency services.

She was treated on scene by NSWA paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team before being placed in a medically induced coma and airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

Two passengers, a 41-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, were taken to Gosford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Restrictions in NSW schools have been eased from Monday, allowing parents back on to school grounds, dancing activities to proceed and singing groups to recommence in a COVID-safe way.

Parents and caretakers will also be allowed to attend school sporting events.

There will be no limits on singing groups in schools.

Five metres is recommended between a group of performing singers and the audience, where practicable.

Dancing activities, including dance classes, balls, formals and social events, will be able to proceed and gathering of parents and community members for school events, such as P&C meetings, can continue in a COVID-safe way.

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, has announced more than $4M in State and Federal funding for road safety projects on the Coast.

Wicks said the funding would deliver lifesaving upgrades including shoulder sealing, rumble strips to alert drivers when they are moving out of their lane, median upgrades to prevent head-on collisions and barriers to prevent run-off-road crashes and protect against roadside hazards.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said that roads at Budgewoi, Wamberal, Mount White, Charmhaven and Lake Munmorah would benefit from the funding.

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fail to stop crash which left a path of destruction at East Gosford on Saturday.

In the early hours of the morning, a Ford Mustang hit two power poles, before hitting a Council garbage bin, which went through the front window of a shop, which then bounced off onto a parked Holden sedan, causing minor damage.

The normally busy Victoria St shopping centre has been temporarily isolated while the power poles are fixed.

For more on these stories and lots of other local news, pick up a copy of your free Central Coast Newspaper from one of hundreds of outlets around the Coast or read us online at coastcommunitynews.com.au.

I’m Charlea Tonnet for Central Coast Newspapers.

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