Rescue crews out in force on the weekend

COFFS COAST rescue crews have had a hectic weekend on our roads.

A man with leg injuries was flown to Coffs Harbour hospital after a two-car highway smash north of Corindi on Saturday.

The man was trapped in his Toyota van for up to an hour after slamming into a Rodeo about 200 metres south of Barcoongere Road at 12.30pm.

Police said the northbound van had crossed to the wrong side of the road, with the accident blocking the highway.

Emergency crews freed the trapped driver and treated him ahead of the arrival of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue helicopter.

The chopper landed on the highway and took the man to Coffs Harbour hospital.

Paramedics drove the Rodeo driver to Coffs Harbour hospital, where he was treated for cuts to his right arm.

A Laurieton man, 45, was treated at hospital after an accident on the Pacific Highway north of Coffs Harbour on Friday night.

Police said the mans southbound four-wheel-drive ute slammed into a light pole and came to rest in a gully about 30 metres south of West Korora Road after 7.30pm.

The man climbed out of his wreck and waited for help to arrive.

A three-car smash on the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour on Saturday resulted in a trip to hospital for one woman.

The pile-up happened near Wentworth Avenue at 12.05pm.
The smash involved a Daewoo sedan, driven by a Korora woman, 44, a Ford Laser, driven by a Mayfield woman, 52, and a Nissan, driven by a Victorian man.

The 52-year-old was taken to Coffs Harbour hospital. Salvage crews towed the Laser and the Nissan.

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