Drivers are urged to take extra caution on northern rivers roads after the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter had to rescue two people from separate single-vehicle accidents on remote roads in the region yesterday (Thursday, September 10).
At 10:50am the chopper was called out to a motorcycle accident at Yabbra, near Urbenville. The helicopter met local ambulance crews at the Urbenville oval. The patient was transported by helicopter to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
Then at 2.30pm it was called out again, this time to a single-vehicle accident near Buccarumbi south west of Grafton, the lone occupant of a car had left the dirt road and collided with a tree. The male driver was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics from Grafton and then flown to the Lismore Base Hospital for further treatment.