News

Horse survives after float overturns on highway

A horse survived after the float it was being towed in detached from a 4WD and overturned on the Pacific Hwy at Blackadder Creek, Corindi Beach this afternoon.
A horse survived after the float it was being towed in detached from a 4WD and overturned on the Pacific Hwy at Blackadder Creek, Corindi Beach this afternoon. Trevor Veale

A HORSE had a lucky escape from serious injury after the float it was being transported in detached from a 4WD and overturned on the Pacific Highway at Corindi this afternoon. 

The accident happened near Blackadder Creek and led to the brief closure of the highway around 1.15pm.

Coffs Clarence Highway Patrol Supervisor Sergeant Jarrod Langan said the 4WD towing the float was headed north towards Grafton when the float became unhitched along a 100kmh section.

"For unknown reasons the driver said the float began to veer from side-to-side before it became detached from the vehicle, rolled onto its side and then came to rest on the western side of the highway," Srgt. Langan said. 

"Due to the damage sustained to the fibre-glass float, the horse was able to free itself and ran to a nearby paddock.

"The horse, which appeared to be either a stock horse or quarter horse, was examined by a local veterinarian and it appears to have suffered just minor injuries."

The Pacific Highway was closed in both directions for roughly half an hour as the float was loaded onto a tow truck.

Ambulance paramedics responded along with NSW Fire and Rescue crews, patrolling highway patrol vehicles and Woolgoolga police. 

 

2PM: BOTH lanes of the Pacific Highway have reopened at Blackadder Creek, Corindi, following an earlier accident involving a horse float. 

Police have reported that no persons were injured in the crash, which saw the float overturn on the roadway. 

The horse float was righted and has since been towed from the location. 

Traffic banked up for half an hour in both directions before the roadway was cleared. 

A horse float overturned on the Pacific Hwy near Blackadder Creek, Corindi this afternoon seeing both lanes closed to traffic for just over half an hour.
A horse float overturned on the Pacific Hwy near Blackadder Creek, Corindi this afternoon seeing both lanes closed to traffic for just over half an hour. Trevor Veale

1.30PM: EMERGENCY services have been tasked to the scene of a vehicle roll-over, north of Woolgoolga.

Police say a horse float being towed by a 4WD has overturned at the location.

The accident happened on the Pacific Hwy near Blackadder Creek, Corindi, around 1.15pm.

Ambulance paramedics and police arriving on scene have confirmed there are no persons trapped in the crash, however there are still concerns a horse may have been transported in the overturned float.

Both the south and northbound lanes have been closed.

Woolgoolga-based NSW Fire and Rescue crews and heavy vehicle tow trucks are responding. 

More details to follow when they come to hand. 

 

Topics:  accident corindi pacific highway road closures



Win an A-League experience

Win a coach's perspective of Coffs' first ever A-League match

Strong surf expected this weekend

Strong surf conditions expected to hit the NSW coast this weekend.

The NSW coast is expected to receive strong surf this weekend.

Coffs sees only one break and enter over Christmas

SUCCESS: Summer campaign Hook the Crooks is a summer campaign involving Coffs Clarence Police and The Coffs Coast Advocate has resulted in a massive decrease in stealing offences.

Campaign resulted in 73% less break and enters over Christmas.

Local Partners

41-year-old playgroup under threat of closing down

IT'S been an important part of the Ballina community for decades, but this playgroup could be forced to shut its doors.


Fans invited to meet Jets at training session

FLYING IN: Catch the Newcastle Jets at the free training session at the international stadium on Thursday.

Catch up with the Newcastle Jets at the free training session

Legendary batsman opens up

STAR: Sir Viv Richards.

Cricket hero Sir Viv Richards will tell his tale at Coffs race club

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Buderim man strips off for speed dating with a twist

RAW AMBITION: Buderim local Jackson pictured with his blind date Candice in a scene from SBS's new dating show Undressed.

People have done stranger things for love

Steady growth in a Coffs buyer's market

Boambee stood out as the region's most expensive suburb for houses with a $650,000 median sale price.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Our coastline suburbs offer cheapest beach living in NSW

GOING CHEAP: You can snap up a property at Nambucca Heads for as little as $95,000.

Could you imagine buying a beach property for less than $100,000?

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!