Rodney Stevens

Vehicle becomes airborne

POLICE are pleading with motorists to drive to the conditions after emergency services were kept busy yesterday with motorists coming unstuck on wet roads across the Northern Rivers.

Paramedics were greeted with a spectacular scene about 2.20pm when they arrived at a crash on Industry Dr at Lismore and found a red Ford Laser on top of a parked white Toyota Camry.

Police said the female driver of the Laser appeared to have lost control on the wet road after coming down the steep hill of Cynthia Wilson Dr.

After losing control the car she veered across the road, up the gutter and became airborne over a garden mound before landing on the unoccupied, parked Camry.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene and she was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition and complaining of back soreness.

Minutes later paramedics from Kyogle rushed to the scene of a truck and car crash on the Summerland Way 500 metres north of the Boral Timber mill.

After initial reports the timber truck driver was trapped after rolling his rig, when paramedics and Kyogle SES arrived on the scene he had managed to free himself from the truck.

The drivers of the both truck and the car were assessed at the scene by paramedics but not transported to hospital.

The southbound lanes of the Pacific Hwy at Tabbimoble, south of Woodburn, were closed yesterday afternoon about 2pm after a smash involving a truck and a car.

A stop/slow traffic control was established with north and south traffic alternating on the northbound lane of the highway.

Paramedics assessed both the truck driver and occupants of the car at the scene but they were found to be uninjured.

NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol operations commander Superintendent Stuart Smith said motorists needed to take heed of police advice and stick to the speed limit.

"I don't know how many times we have to say it - stick to the speed limit and drive to the conditions," he said.



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