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May 14, 2021

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The utility that rolled at the foot of Springvale Hill on Bangalow Road yesterday. Photo Police Media
The utility that rolled at the foot of Springvale Hill on Bangalow Road yesterday. Photo Police Media

In yet another accident on the treacherous Bangalow Road, a utility rolled onto its roof at the base of Springvale Hill, near Clunes, yesterday afternoon.

Just hours later a second car rolled off the road at Coorabell.

Emergency services were called to the Springvale Hill site around 3.15pm yesterday afternoon, where the white Holden Rodeo had rolled onto the side of the road.

Despite reports that people were trapped inside the vehicle, both the driver and passengers had managed to get out by the time emergency services arrived.

Police say they were treated at the scene and two were taken to hospital by road ambulance for further treatment.

Police are continuing their investigations into the crash but say the most likely explanation was a diesel slick on the wet road at the base of Springvale Hill.

Coorabell Road roll

At around 5.50pm a car driven by a local woman ran off the Coorabell Road, near the intersection of Newes Road, rolling down an embankment and coming to rest against a tree.

Brunswick Valley Rescue (BVR) were on the scene, together with police, fire and ambulance.

It took two-and-half-hours to retrieve the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, who was trapped by confinement and compression.

BVR’s Nick Zamit said the job was made more difficult by the precipitous position of the car, resting up against a tree on a steep slope.

‘The vehicle required anchoring and stabilisation.  There were limited points of access available and the precarious level of vehicle [required] careful negotiation of cutting equipment and support to prevent slippage and further compression of the casualty,’ he told Echonetdaily.
The driver was taken by ambulance to the Tweed Hospital. Her condition is not currently known.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. And RMS will send even more traffic along this dangerous road if it is allowed to persist with its proposed Ewingsdale signposting “to Lismore via Bangalow”. Send your protest to RMS NOW!

  2. i totally agree with hare and tortoise … speed on the only double lane between bangalow and clunes definitely could not have had anything to with consistent accidents on our roads in my opinion … wake up people … how many more need to die this way ???

  3. Too many heros going too fast. And food groups want to do hinterland food trails. Not until the roads are much much better first.

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