The Police Rescue Squad responded to a serious collision shortly after 1.30pm yesterday on Bangalow Rd near Lismore.
The Police Rescue Squad responded to a serious collision shortly after 1.30pm yesterday on Bangalow Rd near Lismore.

Police seek witnesses to crash

CRASH investigators have appealed for witnesses to a serious collision on Bangalow Road near Lismore yesterday.

Two people were seriously injured, including an elderly man believed to be in his seventies, who was rushed to Lismore Base Hospital by ambulance under police escort and remains in a critical condition with head injuries.

The Police Rescue Squad responded to the collision shortly after it occurred at 1.25pm yesterday near Lions Park.

The elderly man and a 79-year-old woman had been travelling south towards Lismore in a white Toyota sedan on Bangalow Rd when their car crossed over to the wrong side of the road, police said.

They collided with a northbound Ford Ranger ute towing a trailer and driven by a man in his 20s.

"The white sedan continued for 100m down Bangalow Rd then exited the roadway and ended up in a paddock," Sergeant Dave Eldridge said.

The 79-year-old female passenger in the sedan was taken to hospital in a serious but non-life-threatening condition.

The ute's driver was trapped inside his vehicle, but was eventually freed and taken to Lismore Base Hospital suffering head injuries.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and have appealed for witnesses to contact Lismore Police Station on 66260599.

 



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