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The north coast has experienced three serious accidents, two of them fatal, in the last three days.

About 4.40pm on Friday, a 75-year-old woman was driving a Mazda MX5 south on The Coast Road, Lennox Head, when it collided head on with a Toyota Seca being driven by a 57-year-old woman.

As a result of the crash the 75-year-old died at the scene. The other driver was taken by road accident to Lismore Base Hospital with back and neck soreness, together with her 40-year-old female passenger.

The Westpac Life Saver Helicopter was dispatched to the scene but returned after it became apparent the older driver had died.

A woman was trapped in her car at Leeville, near Casino, also on Friday afternoon.

The woman lost control of her car, which rolled near the railway crossing on Mongogarie Rd, Leeville. Live powerlines dropped on top of the car, keeping the woman trapped inside for more than 30 minutes until Essential Energy crew arrived and disconnected the power.

And sometime between 6pm on Friday and 11am Saturday, a 47-year-old man lost control of the Toyota station wagon he was driving west along Jiggi Road, Jiggi.

The vehicle left the roadway and became submerged in water in a table drain.

Concerned passers-by found the vehicle about 11am yesterday and alerted local police.

Officers from Richmond Local Area Command attended and found the 47-year-old male driver had died.

Anyone with information about the two fatal incidents should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

 


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