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The driver of a vehicle in which a woman died in the early hours of yesterday morning has been refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today on multiple charges, including breaching bail and driving while disqualified.

The 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene of the accident in Naughtons Gap Road, near Bentley, and taken to Casino Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

He was subsequently taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving, driving with a mid-range blood alcohol level, driving while disqualified and breach of bail.

The accident occurred shortly before 1am yesterday (March 6), when the man was driving three other people in a Ford Falcon sedan north on Naughtons Gap Road.

The car approached a right hand bend and crashed into the kerb on the railway bridge, causing the vehicle to flip onto its roof.

The rear passenger, a 23-year-old woman, died at the scene.

The driver and other two passengers suffered only minor injuries.

Alstonville accident

In the ongoing spate of accidents on north coast roads, a motorcyclist was rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon after an accident with a car at Alstonville.

The 53-year-old motorcyclist received neck and chest injuries when she was thrown from her bike at the corner of Ballina Road and the Bruxner Highway around 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday March 6).

Following surgery last night, she is now in a critical but stable condition.


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  1. During the last few days there has been a spate of, sadly, fatal accidents. Not one was over 30.
    Yet, according to the RBA, formerly the RTA, people over 75 are a manace on the road and need to have health tests etc. every year, of course, as everybody knows they cause all the fatal accidents.


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