A car is towed after it flipped on its side on Ballina Road near the Rotary Drive roundabout.
A car is towed after it flipped on its side on Ballina Road near the Rotary Drive roundabout. Claudia Jambor

Hwy crash brings school traffic to stand still

FOUR school students have escaped injury after the four-wheel drive they were travelling in flipped on its side on the Bruxner Hwy.

Emergency services were called about 3.50pm to the scene of the crash on the hwy's eastbound lane about 100m from the Rotary Dr roundabout.

All four students, including the Provisional 1 driver, were treated for minor injuries by paramedics.

A crash on Ballina Road at the top of Rotary Drive caused traffic to move at a snail's pace.
A crash on Ballina Road at the top of Rotary Drive caused traffic to move at a snail's pace. Claudia Jambor

Traffic was banked up at the roundabout and at Rotary Dr for about 40 minutes on the highway eastbound as police cleared the scene near the Rotary Dr roundabout.

Richmond Local Area Command Sergeant Mathew Johnson said the single-car smash was a timely reminder for all drivers to be aware of their surroundings during busy periods such as school pick up times.



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