INVESTIGATIONS are underway into the events that led to a serious crash between two trucks, including a Richmond Valley Council vehicle, at Whiporie-Bungawalbin Road, Coraki.
INVESTIGATIONS are underway into the events that led to a serious crash between two trucks, including a Richmond Valley Council vehicle, at Whiporie-Bungawalbin Road, Coraki. Marc Stapelberg

Charges may be laid over Coraki crash, police say

WEDNESDAY 8.40am: POLICE say charges may be laid over yesterday's serious, two-truck crash at Coraki as investigations continue into how the collision unfolded.

The Crash Investigations Unit examined both vehicles at Whiporie-Bungawalbin Road where the incident occurred.

Investigators have spoken to one of the two drivers with plans to speak to the other driver, who suffered head and shoulder injuries, once his condition improves.

Acting Inspector Dave Longfield said the investigation may be finalised by the Richmond Local Area Command.

He said police are working with investigators, Richmond Valley Council and the Roads and Maritime Service piece together the events that led to the crash.

 

UPDATE 2pm: INVESTIGATIONS are underway into the events that led to a serious crash between two trucks, including a Richmond Valley Council vehicle, at Coraki this morning.

Richmond Valley Council said its actions regarding the crash would be guided by the findings of crash scene investigators collecting evidence at Whiporie-Bungawalbin Road where the accident unfolded.

In a statement, the council said it would do "everything it can to ensure staff and the community are receiving the necessary care and attention such an incident requires".

UPDATE 11.35am: A RICHMOND Valley Council truck was confirmed to be involved in a serious two-truck smash earlier this morning.

The other truck involved is understood to be a private vehicle.

It is unknown whether the council will be conducting an internal investigation into the crash.

Richmond Valley Council has been contacted for comment.

Rural Fire Service on scene at a crash at Coraki involving a Richmond Valley Council truck and a private vehicle.
Rural Fire Service on scene at a crash at Coraki involving a Richmond Valley Council truck and a private vehicle. Contributed

 

UPDATE 10.50am: PARAMEDICS are rushing two injured men to Lismore Base Hospital after a truck crash near Coraki.

Two men, suggested to be aged in their 50s, were treated at the scene with one of the men treated for head and shoulder injuries.

The other man involved suffered minor injuries.

NSW Ambulance confirmed both men were transported by road to Lismore Base.

Medical crews from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter flew into assist emergency services.

Emergency Services are on scene at Bungawalbin-Whiporie Road near Coraki where two trucks have crashed this morning.
Emergency Services are on scene at Bungawalbin-Whiporie Road near Coraki where two trucks have crashed this morning. Marc Stapelberg

 

TUESDAY 10.40am: AT LEAST one person has been seriously injured in a two-truck crash near Coraki.

Emergency services were called to Bungawalbin-Whiporie Road about 9.50am this morning.

Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW are currently on scene.

It is understood one person was trapped and being treated for serious injuries.


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