Crash victim fights for life



A 38-YEAR-OLD Clunes man is fighting for his life after crashing into a gum tree on the outskirts of Lismore last night.

Lismore police Sergeant John Innever said the man suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident, which occurred on Bangalow Road near the intersection with Howards Grass Road at 5.20pm.

Sgt Inniver said the driver was heading north along Bangalow Road when he overtook another driver heading in the same direction.

He said it appeared the driver had lost control of the ute he was driving soon after he had crossed back on to the correct side of the road.

Police rescue rushed to the scene of the crash and used the jaws of life to cut the man from his vehicle.

It is believed he was trapped in the car for about 20 minutes.

He was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital where his condition remains critical.

If his condition does not improve overnight it is expected he will be airlifted to a Brisbane hospital this morning. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.



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