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March 3, 2021

Fatality at known black spot

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Police are appealing for information after a fatal two-car collision near Bangalow.

At about 6pm yesterday, emergency services were called to Bangalow Road, Binna Burra, after a station wagon and Holden Statesman collided near the intersection of Friday Hut Road in wet weather and slippery conditions.

The area is a signposted traffic accident black spot.

A 34-year-old Lismore man, a passenger in the station wagon, died at the scene of the crash.

The 53-year-old male driver of the wagon, also from Lismore, received serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene by helicopter.

He will undergo further treatment at Lismore Base Hospital.

The 28-year-old female driver of the Holden Statesman has been taken by road ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital. She is also in a serious condition.

Police attached to Ballina Crash Investigation Unit will continue inquiries into the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Anyone who saw either car prior to the collision should contact Ballina Crash Investigation Unit or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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