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Byron Shire
May 20, 2022

More casualties on our roads

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A 26-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after rolling her car on Pottsville Road, near Mooball, yesterday morning.

NSW Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service attended the accident but the woman was not trapped inside. She was transported to Gold Coast Hospital.

On Friday afternoon, Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to airlift a 12-year-old boy who was dragged more than five metres by a car at Mullumbimby.

The helicopter reported the boy’s injuries were not serious – he suffered cuts and abrasions and was transported to Tweed Heads Hospital.

 

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  1. Yet, people over 75 are targeted. If everybody would drive like them the yearly accidents would reduce to a single digit number through extremely rare medical conditions. If you do something for 50-60 years you get the hang of it. If that is such an issue then why are younger people not tested medically?

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