Another weekend of carnage
NEXT week will see the first anniversary of an accident at Moonee that saw the loss of two young lives.
And this weekend's carnage at Woolgoolga and Halfway Creek is perhaps another sobering reminder of how dangerous the Pacific Highway is.
Some may argue, with justification, that enough is enough and Federal and State money is needed now to make this stretch of road safe.
But at Woolgoolga it would appear that other issues came into play.
We'll leave it to the police to ascertain those facts.
What we do know is there are four people currently lying in hospital, recovering from varying degrees of injury.
That would have been bad enough for any weekend, but barely 12 hours later a little further north on a another dangerous stretch of this highway, at Halfway Creek, a person was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
For the rescue and emergency crews it has certainly been a tough weekend.
And it has been a busy weekend for the brave pilots and paramedics of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Another reason why we need a chopper based here in Coffs Harbour.