Passenger dies in hospital following crash near Lake Macquarie

A man has died in hospital following a crash near Lake Macquarie earlier this month.

About 7.50am on Friday 3 November 2023, emergency services were called to Munibung Road, Cardiff, following reports of a single vehicle crash.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District arrived to find a BMW sedan had crashed into a telegraph pole.

The driver, a 35-year-old man, and the passenger, a 19-year-old man, were both treated at scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in critical conditions.

A crime scene was established, and officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit launched an investigation into the incident.

Police have since been notified the 19-year-old man died in hospital on Tuesday (14 November 2023) . The driver remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Inquiries are continuing.

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