82-year-old driver dies at the scene of Alstonville car crash
82-year-old driver dies at the scene of Alstonville car crash

Horrific car crash claims life

By MARY MANN mary.mann@northernstar.com.au ANOTHER life has been lost in a horrific car crash on the Northern Rivers.

An 82-year-old man died on Saturday night after the vehicle he was driving hit a tree.

It was the fourth car accident on the Northern Rivers to tragically take a life in as many months.

The accident happened about 8pm on Ellis Road, 4km from Alstonville.

The man's silver-coloured Holden Vectra wagon was travelling west along the dark, winding road when he lost control of the car on a tight bend and crashed into a tree, on the inside of the corner.

The man died at the scene. His name had not yet been released by police.

Police and emergency workers closed the road after the accident while they worked in the dark to remove the body and the smashed-up car from the scene.

Flashing witches hats and signs were put on the road about 50 metres before the accident scene to warn motorists of the hazard.

The accident was one of a series on local roads over the weekend.

Two drivers were taken to hospital following a crash at St Helena near Byron Bay at about 5pm yesterday. Police were unable to provide further details of the crash last night. Bingles also occurred yesterday at Corndale Road, Corndale, and on Ewingsdale Road at Byron Bay.

Saturday night's accident follows a list of other car crashes that have claimed the lives of%locals in recent months.

Police are warning motorists to take care on wet roads and while driving at night. Investigations into Saturday night's accident are continuing.



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