Child injured in highway crash
THREE people, including a 10-year-girl, were injured, one seriously, when two cars collided on the Bruxner Highway near the Pacific Highway intersection about 6.30pm yesterday.
Police said the crash happened when a white 2008 Nissan Navara dual cab heading west struck a white 2001 Toyota Landcruiser turning right off the Bruxner Highway into Uralba Road, causing the Toyota to roll and come to rest on its roof.
Both cars were wrecked.
Three young people were travelling in the Toyota and two were travelling in the Nissan.
Two passengers in the Toyota were trapped and had to be cut out of the wreckage.
The young female P-plate driver of the Toyota was airlifted by the Westpac helicopter to Lismore Base Hospital with a broken femur and was reported to be in a stable condition last night.
Two other people, including the 10-year-old, were also taken to Lismore Base Hospital by ambulance with internal injuries.
They were also reported to be in a stable condition.
Police drove one of the ambulances so paramedics could tend to one of the injured.
Peak-hour traffic was disrupted for several hours as police and emergency services worked to clear the wreckage.
Traffic was reduced to two lanes for several hours.
Police were also looking for a dog reported to be missing from one of the vehicles.
The breed of the dog was not known, but a witness told police it was last seen running into the scrub on the north side of the Bruner Highway. The police Crash Investigation Unit is investigating.