Emergency services are on the scene of a serious crash near Nambucca Heads.
Emergency services are on the scene of a serious crash near Nambucca Heads. Frank Redward

Man dies after three vehicle crash near Nambucca Heads

3PM: A MAN has died following a three-vehicle crash on the mid north coast today.

Emergency services were called to Wirrimbi Road, near Gordons Knob Road, Newee Creek, following reports a Mitsubishi Triton travelling west and two Holden Rodeos travelling east, collided at 8.35am.

The driver and sole occupant of the Triton - a 69-year-old man - was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics, however, he died at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified.

The drivers and sole occupants of both Holden Rodeos - a 27-year-old woman and 60-year-old-man - were taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Police are investigating whether the Triton driver suffered a medical episode prior to the collision.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

UPDATE: TWO drivers had a lucky escape after an out-of-control 4WD careered towards them near Newee Creek this morning. 

It is understood an elderly man, suffered a medical condition at the wheel as he drove along Wirrimbi Rd.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 9am.

Witnesses told media two vehicles collided as they swerved to avoid the utility, with one vehicle stopping short of rolling down an embankment. 

The ute then crashed into an embankment on the opposite side of the road.

Ambulance paramedics performed CPR on an elderly man at the scene.

 

Emergency services are on the scene of a serious crash near Nambucca Heads.
Emergency services are on the scene of a serious crash near Nambucca Heads. Frank Redward

EARLIER: EMERGENCY services have responded to a serious accident south-west of Nambucca Heads.

It is understood a utility has crashed into an embankment along Wirrimbi Rd near Newee Creek around 8.30am.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the accident.

Paramedics have worked to revive an elderly man on scene.

Police and firefighters, VRA and ambulance paramedics attended.

More details to follow.

About 8.35am (Wednesday 24 April 2019),



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