WOMAN KILLED

By RENEE REDMOND

A YOUNG woman has died and another two people are injured after a collision at Tullera yesterday afternoon.

The 21-year-old Tuntable Creek woman was travelling in a Ford Laser heading towards Lismore when it collided with a Mitsubishi Magna on the crest of a hill on Dunoon Road, about seven kilometres out of Lismore.

Inspector Tony Crandell said the fatal crash happened at 4.40pm.

He said the Ford Laser may have lost control before its front passenger side impacted heavily at the front driver side of the Magna.

Inspector Crandell said the driver of the Laser was yelling out in pain when he was pulled from the car but Ambulance workers were able to stabilise him.

He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver of the Laser was taken to Lismore Base Hospital and he is in a stable condition.

The 60-year-old Modanville woman driving the Magna was also taken to Lismore Base Hospital with a suspected broken ankle.

Her husband was at the accident scene to comfort her and removed the number plate from her car.

Police were last night investigating the cause of the accident but were unable to give a clear account of what happened.

At least 20 rescue workers were on the scene and took about one hour to cut all three victims from the cars using the jaws of life.

The NSW Fire Brigade, NSW Rural Fire Service, Lismore Police Rescue, two police cars, SES Rescue, Police Crash Investigation Unit and three ambulances attended the crash.

Two tow trucks were called to remove the cars.

The road was closed in both directions on Dunoon Road for at least two hours and traffic was diverted onto Bentley Road.

Insp Crandell said police had statements from at least three eye-witnesses but was last night unable to comment further on the accident.

Dunoon Road resident Ken Parr said her heard the sirens and came up to see what had happened.

"I've lived here 30 years and this hill has always been a trouble spot," he said.



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