Police plan to take action against a driver who rolled his car against a tree near Kyogle on Wednesday. They allege he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
At 3.30pm police were called to the scene of the accident where a 50-year-old Kyogle man, who had been driving a Land Rover 4WD east on Kyogle Road near Quarry Road, lost control of the vehicle on a bend in the road.
The vehicle crossed to the wrong side of the road and on to the grassed verge where, police say, the tyres dug in causing the car to roll on to the driver’s side. The vehicle smashed into a tree with the roof taking the full impact of the collision.
A local farmer freed the 34-year-old male passenger but the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.
Police from Kyogle and Urbenville, NSW Ambulance, SES, Rural Fire Service and Kyogle Council all attended the accident and the driver was released from the vehicle at 4.40pm.
The passenger was airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital and the driver was treated at the scene. Police believe alcohol was a factor and the driver admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving. A blood sample was taken from the driver.