Woman dead, man critical after car crash on the Central Coast

A WOMAN has died and a man is in a critical condition after a single-vehicle crash on the Central Coast on Tuesday morning.

Emergency services were called about 10am after reports a vehicle crashed into water pipes off the Central Coast Highway near Erina.

The female passenger died at the scene.

The male driver was initially trapped in the vehicle, an ambulance spokesman said, and was treated by paramedics at the scene for neck and back injuries.

He was flown by helicopter to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Police from the Brisbane Water Local Area Command established a crime scene, and were calling anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police were also continuing to investigate the death of a cyclist at Gosford, who died after falling from his bike onto the footpath about 4pm on Monday.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but the 50-year-old man could not be revived.

Police were examining the man's medical history as part of their investigation, and will prepare a report for the coroner.

On Sunday, a 23-year-old man was hit by a car on the Central Coast, and later died of his injuries.

The man ran across Wallarah Road in Kanwal about 11.30pm when he was hit by a van. 

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition, but later died.

The 28-year-old driver of the van was taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory testing. Police inquiries into the incident were continuing.

The Sydney Morning Herald