SUDDEN SMASH: Head-on collision on the Bruxner Highway near the Coraki Road turnoff.
SUDDEN SMASH: Head-on collision on the Bruxner Highway near the Coraki Road turnoff. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Children suffer head injuries in Bruxner Highway crash

TWO young children were rushed to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition with head injuries after a head-on collision on the Bruxner Highway near the Coraki Road turnoff yesterday afternoon.

The crash between a westbound bronze Toyota Corolla and a blue Ford Falcon sedan occurred about 1.20pm, 500 metres east of the Coraki Rd turnoff.

A Casino man, who didn't want to be named, said he never anticipated the devastation that was about to unfold.

"We were just travelling toward Casino behind the Corolla with the woman and two kids and everything seemed fine," he said.

"Then we saw the blue sedan cross on to the wrong side of the road and crash into the Corolla, head-on."

"We immediately stopped and my wife and I and everyone else did whatever we could to assist until emergency services arrived," the man said.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics had taken a man with leg injuries and a woman with chest injuries to Lismore Base Hospital.

"Two children, a five-year-old and a six-year-old, suffered head injuries and they were transported to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition," the spokeswoman said.

The Bruxner Highway was closed to all traffic in both directions for about 90 minutes, with diversion for light vehicles via Caniaba Rd.



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