The Pacific Highway was closed due to a fatal collision on the Pacific Highway near Cowper on Saturday, 26th August, 2017.
The Pacific Highway was closed due to a fatal collision on the Pacific Highway near Cowper on Saturday, 26th August, 2017. Brodie Cowling

19-year-old female treated for chest injuries at fatal crash

UPDATE 4.30PM: A 19-year-old female was treated at the scene of a fatal crash on the Pacific Highway this morning.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service was tasked to a motor vehicle collision near Ulmarra north of Grafton where they treated her at the scene for chest injuries before being transported by helicopter to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

UPDATE: 2.45PM: The Pacific Highway has reopened in both directions at Ulmarra (north of Grafton) following a two car fatal crash.

The highway had been closed while Police conducted an investigation near Grafton Street.

Diversions at Grafton and West Ballina via The Summerland Way and Bruxner Highway have been lifted.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution through the area.

A serious collision on the Pacific Highway between Ulmarra and Tyndale has stopped traffic in both directions.
A serious collision on the Pacific Highway between Ulmarra and Tyndale has stopped traffic in both directions. Renee Schmidt

UPDATE: INVESTIGATIONS are underway following a fatal crash near Grafton today.

Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway just before 8am on Saturday, following reports of a crash.

Initial inquiries suggest a Holden Colorado utility and a Ford utility have crashed head-on.

The male driver and sole occupant of the Ford died at the scene.

The male driver and female passenger of the Holden, both believed to be aged in their 20s, were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

EARLIER: TRAFFIC has come to a standstill on the Pacific Highway this morning after two cars were involved in a collision.

The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions at Tyndale due to a serious two car crash near Grafton Street.

Northbound traffic can use The Summerland Way to Casino and Bruxner Highway to Lismore and West Ballina to return to the Pacific Highway.

The Ulmarra Ferry is reportedly backed up due to motorist trying to avoid the crash.

Southbound traffic can use Bruxner Highway to Lismore and Casino then The Summerland Way to Grafton to rejoin the Pacific Highway.

Local traffic can also use the Bluff Point Ferry to avoid the crash.

 

A serious collision on the Pacific Highway between Ulmarra and Tyndale has stopped traffic in both directions.
A serious collision on the Pacific Highway between Ulmarra and Tyndale has stopped traffic in both directions. Caitlan Charles

Emergency services are on scene, while traffic response and council crews are attending.

Motorists are advised to allow plenty of additional travel time.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com 


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