Car crash on the M1 in Tweed Heads Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News
Car crash on the M1 in Tweed Heads Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News John Gass

Truck-on-car crash leaves 23-year-old in hospital

Update: August 20 9am

A 23-year-old man was lucky to be alive after a truck collided with his sedan in Banora Point on Tuesday.

The driver was trapped in the vehicle until emergency services could free him.

His blue sedan was left in ruins. 

Tweed police Inspector Greg Jago said when the Palm Beach man was transported to Tweed Hospital, paramedics suspected he had a fractured collarbone. 

He said it appears the car had broken down prior to the crash. 

"At this point investigations indicate the sedan had a mechanical failure," Insp Jago said.

"A number of other vehicles were able to avoid the broken down vehicle, but the heavy vehicle was unable to."

Insp Jago said the driver of the truck, a 25-year-old Ashmore man, was unharmed. 

He said no charges had been laid at this point.

"There's no indication whether action will be taken," Insp Jago said.

Insp Jago updated previous figures, confirming two other vehicles were involved in the incident.

He said the drivers of those cars were not injured. 

Insp Jago said investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Following the incident, southbound traffic was banked up to the Queensland border. 

 

Update: 4.18pm

ONE man was taken to hospital after a semi-trailer collided with two cars on the Pacific Highway at Banora Point on Tuesday afternoon.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the injured man was stabilised on scene by paramedics and was taken to Tweed Heads District Hospital in a stable condition. 

The full extent of the man's injuries are unknown at this point.

 

Initial report: 3.18pm

EMERGENCY services are en route to a serious car crash on the Pacific Highway near Laura St, Banora Point.

A Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said a car and truck are believed to be involved in the crash. 

An Ambulance spokesperson confirmed one person is trapped. 

It's believed a person is trapped. 

More details to come. 


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