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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.



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  1. so badly cambered, the worst i’ve seen. this should be fixed immediately as everyday many people cross the median strip and play russian roulet with on-coming traffic. In this case the poor woman in the subi copped it, next time it might be my family or yours. I say halt the highway building till its fixed. Should take just two days if road authorities take their fingers out of their arses and workers don’t just sit around on their shuffles. So angry, road authorites should be ashamed for not correcting this terribly designed corner earlier. DO IT THIS WEEK!!!
    RIP 20 yr old woman, its not your fault this corner is such a death trap.


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