A 20-year-old woman died in car accident on Ross Lane, near Sanctuary Village, around 5.30pm yesterday afternoon, the third road death in the region in a week.
Local media reported the woman lost control of her Holden Astra on a bend in the road and collided with a Subaru coming the other way.
The 58-year-old local driver of the Subaru was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
A 10-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the woman’s car, was taken to Tweed Hospital with suspected fractures.
On Saturday, a man was killed when his car ran off a bridge at Upper Main Arm.
Earlier in the day another man died when his car ran off the road and hit a tree at Casino.
The spate of accidents has prompted police to remind people to take care driving over the long weekend, especially as roads will be crowded with returning holiday-makers.
A police spokesperson said Operation Safe Return will see extra police out in force this weekend, with double demerits applied to speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences.