A policeman gathers evidence for a coronial inquest into a fatal accident between a Ford Falcon and a Subaru Liberty on the Bruxner Hwy, 1km north of Casino.
A policeman gathers evidence for a coronial inquest into a fatal accident between a Ford Falcon and a Subaru Liberty on the Bruxner Hwy, 1km north of Casino. Cathy Adams

Boy escapes crash that kills gran

A YOUNG boy involved in a head-on crash at Casino yesterday afternoon managed to escape from the mangled wreckage that had his grandmother trapped inside.

At about 3.10pm, a Ford Falcon and a black Subaru Liberty collided on the Bruxner Hwy, about 1km on the Lismore side of Casino.

Both drivers were trapped for about half an hour.

The Casino Volunteer Rescue Association squad and NSW Fire and Rescue managed to release them from their vehicles.

The driver of the Subaru, a local woman aged 57, died at the scene.

The woman's four-year-old grandson, who emerged from the car with only a foot injury, was carried away from the accident by a bystander and given to friends and family who took him to Casino District Hospital.

The 50-year-old female driver of the Falcon was rushed to Lismore Base Hospital with chest, shoulder and pelvic injuries in a serious but stable condition.

The impact of the collision sent both cars off the road and down separate embankments.

Debris was spread over the highway, which was closed for several hours while crash investigators examined the scene.

Vehicles were diverted along Tatham Rd and East St.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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