A truck and car collided on the Pacific Highway yesterday morning at the northern entry lane to the highway from Bangalow.
A truck and car collided on the Pacific Highway yesterday morning at the northern entry lane to the highway from Bangalow.

Three injured in highway crash

By Patrizia Reimer

THERE'S been a second crash involving a truck and a car in as many days on the Pacific Highway.

This one happened just north of the Bangalow turn off about 8.30am.

Police are investigating what caused the accident and have yet to comment.

It was the second accident involving a truck and a car in the Northern Rivers in two days.

The accident happened as members of the NSW Business Chamber met in Ballina and agreed to pressure the Federal Government to release $2 billion set aside for highway development.

James Watts, from Warren Simmons Panel Beating in Byron Bay, said the drivers involved in yesterday's crash were lucky to be alive.

One of his drivers towed the car. "The car is not in real good condition, it looks like an absolute mess," he said.

Neither the female driver of the car, her male passenger or the male truck driver suffered any serious injuries.

The Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Squad was called to help paramedics release the people trapped in the wreckage of the red Camry.

Road Captain John Wraight said they were extremely lucky. "The front of the car which hit the truck was a write off. They were very lucky people," he said.

"I'm quite surprised how they got out of it in the condition they were in."

Police said the people in the car suffered lacerations and bruising. The truck driver suffered a fractured collarbone and was taken to Byron Bay Hospital for treatment.



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