Woolgoolga?s High Street was an emergency zone on Wednesday night following a three-car smash.
Woolgoolga?s High Street was an emergency zone on Wednesday night following a three-car smash.

Two seriously hurt in horror smash



A MAN involved in a nasty smash at Woolgoolga was four times over the blood alcohol limit, police allege.

A woman and a young girl seriously injured in Wednesday night's accident remain in Newcastle and Sydney hospitals respectively.

The collision happened in High Street, near the Scarborough Street intersection, at 7.30pm.

A Mitsubishi Magna, driven west by a Woolgoolga man, 38, crossed to the wrong side of the road and slammed into the front driver's side of a Hyundai Excel, which then hit a parked Holden Astra.

The Hyundai driver, a Woolgoolga woman, 45, was trapped for more than an hour before rescue crews could cut her free.

She suffered multiple fractures and was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus. She was later transferred to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital, where her condition was serious but stable yesterday.

An eight-year-old family friend travelling with her was also trapped. She suffered facial injuries and possible internal injuries and also went to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

She was then flown to the Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick, where she was in a serious but stable condition yesterday.

The woman's nine-year-old daughter was also trapped and was treated for bruising at Coffs Harbour Health Campus. She was later discharged.

The Magna driver suffered a fractured left arm and possible fractured ribs. His condition was stable yesterday at Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

Police breath-tested him at the scene of the accident and a subsequent breath analysis allegedly returned a reading of .20.

The man was charged with high-range drink-driving, and he will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court on February 5. His passenger, a Woolgoolga woman, 37, was treated at hospital for a broken leg. Police inquiries continue.



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