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A teenage girl is fighting for her life after an accident that killed her mother and injured the girl and five other people near Uki yesterday.

Police said the accident happened just before 1pm when a Suzuki SX4 travelling north along Kyogle Road about five kilometres north of Uki collided head-on  with a Mazda Astina  travelling south.

Emergency services were called however the female driver of the Mazda died at the scene.

Her daughter was trapped in the vehicle, and was  airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital where she remains in a crticial condition.

The female driver of the Suzuki was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital.

Her four passengers were children aged between 3 and 15 years. Two were taken to Gold Coast Hospital and the other two to Tweed Hospital, all suffering varying injuries.

Police appealed for anyone with information or any witnesses to come forward and contact local police via Crime Stoppers.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.


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  1. Uki and the Kyogle Road why so many idiots on that stretch of road. I was warned by an x local who said on the Uki to Murwillumbah trip twice daily she experienced many near head on crashes with lunatics on the wrong side of the road. On a recent trip to Nimbin an idiot tried to overtake me before a bend when I was doing the limit of 80k’s.
    I sped up to 120k so he had to pull in behind me. As it turned out cars rounded the bend when he would have been on the wrong side of the road.He had a car full of people.
    He had the cheek to tailgate me for ages with flashing lights! My action avoided a crash!
    I pulled over but he did not take the opportunity to say hi!
    Lunatics like this kill innocent’s regularly. Why? High on dope, drunk or plain stupid! It is sad beyond belief!

  2. This is so sad! This could have happened to any of us by fault of a blown tyre etc…
    I feel to comment on the hazzards of driving this road though. I travel along this road almost daily & at least once a month I have someone tailgating me or overtaking on a blind corner. Last week I was doing the 80km limit & the driver behind was beeping his horn & driving a metre behind me. I pulled over thinking perhaps the passenger was in labour only to find the one occupant of the car overtaking me giving me the finger. Another time while driving home with my kids at night I was overtaken on the left side by a car without headlights on. Shocking!! Please be careful on the roads. Life is precious.


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