The Westpac rescue helicopter lands on the Pacific Highway to pick up an unconscious Coffs Harbour man following a car crash at
The Westpac rescue helicopter lands on the Pacific Highway to pick up an unconscious Coffs Harbour man following a car crash at

Coffs man in Tyndale accident

By RENEE FORD, Daily Examiner

A MAN, 60, from Coffs Harbour, was listed in a critical condition in Lismore Base Hospital after a three-car collision yesterday at Tyndale, north of Grafton.

Senior Constable James Morrison, of Grafton police, said the vehicles collided on the Pacific Highway 120 metres north of Sheehys Lane.

"The man was driving a Toyota Camry travelling north on the Pacific Highway where it appears he has travelled on to the wrong side of the road and made contact with a four-wheel-drive Land Rover towing a caravan, travelling south.

"The driver of the Camry then collided with a Toyota Hilux utility that was also travelling south," Sen Const Morrison said.

Firemen and ambulancemen removed the trapped man from his vehicle.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived shortly after to airlift the man, who suffered major head injuries, to Lismore Base Hospital.

Police said the man's name would not be be released until his family had been advised of the accident.

The two other drivers suffered minor injuries.

Police said the driver of the Land Rover suffered a dislocated little toe and the driver of the Toyota Hilux suffered soreness to the back. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

The Pacific Highway was closed for around two hours, until the debris was cleared from the road.

Sen Const Morrison urged all motorists to be careful on the road at all times, especially during the busy holiday season.

"If tired, stop and have a break and pay attention at all times."



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