Three people were hospitalised after a traffic incident at Emerald Beach on Friday night.
Three people were hospitalised after a traffic incident at Emerald Beach on Friday night. Frank Redward

Pacific Highway black spot site of another traffic incident

THREE people were hospitalised on Friday night following a traffic incident at a Pacific Highway black spot.

About 6pm, a car turning at the notorious Smiths Road intersection 500m south of Emerald Beach, collided with a vehicle believed to be turning north.

Two occupants in the vehicles were trapped for a short period until help arrived.

Police, Ambulance paramedics, Woolgoolga Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Services teams rendered assistance.

Crews from nearby roadworks also lent a hand with traffic control duties until the site was cleared around one hour later.

The male and female occupants of the northbound Subaru were treated for a chest, arm, hip and neck injuries while the driver of the southbound Subaru is believed to have suffered a hand injury.

All were transported to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

The Pacific Highway, heavy with homeward bound peak hour traffic was reduced to a crawl while police sorted out the wreckage and took statements.

The spot was the subject of a tragic fatal head-on last year where a child was killed and an elderly couple sustained critical injuries.


Splendour tickets sold out in minutes

Splendour tickets sold out in minutes

If you missed out, don’t panic and read on

EASY GUIDE: How to get your tickets for Splendour 2018

EASY GUIDE: How to get your tickets for Splendour 2018

Line-up has been revealed, now it's time to get ready for festival

The new rules you need to know if you use e-cigarettes

The new rules you need to know if you use e-cigarettes

The Health Minister has announced new regulations

Local Partners