Photograph from the scene of a serious accident on Uki Rd between Murwillumbah and Uki.
Photograph from the scene of a serious accident on Uki Rd between Murwillumbah and Uki. David Stuart

Girl dies after crash

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl died and her grandmother was seriously injured after a car accident near Murwillumbah on Monday.

Police said the car was travelling west on Kyogle Rd at Dum Dum when it veered off the road as it approached a left-hand bend and hit trees on the opposite side of the road.

Two cyclists that were riding past assisted and managed to free the young girl from the car.

Police and an off-duty nurse arrived at the scene and commenced CPR on the child.

Paramedics took the child to Tweed Hospital but she died.

The 63-year-old Uki woman was trapped in the car and was airlifted to Tweed Hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue helicopter with serious lower-leg injuries.

Marcus Roods was in a residence close to the accident scene.

"There was just a big thump, didn't hear any brakes," he said.

The road was closes about two hours with police, Murwillumbah Rural Fire Brigade, Tweed District Rescue and NSW Ambulance at the scene.

Police are appealing for the two cyclists who stopped and assisted the child to contact the Tweed police on (02) 6672 9499.

 


 



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