Man dies after fatal collision near Yamba

A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a fatal collision at Tyndale yesterday.

About 11.45am (Thursday 7 January 2016), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway following reports of a crash.

Police have been told a northbound Holden Commodore collided with a guard rail, before hitting a southbound Toyota Camry, and then a power pole.

The driver of the Commodore, an 89-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics on scene before being taken to Gold Coast Hospital. He was pronounced dead on route.

The 87-year-old female passenger was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment for possible arm and leg fractures.

The two occupants of the Camry were not injured as a result of the incident.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.



2 responses to “Man dies after fatal collision near Yamba”

  1. Len Heggarty says:

    The headline “Man dies after fatal collision” needs correcting to “Man dies after collision”
    The word “fatal” means there is a death and the man dies after the fatality so there are two dead.
    No so. There is only one death.
    How can a driver hit a guard rail for no reason?
    There may have been a reason if he had a heart attack in the heat. The time was 11.45am nearly midday.

  2. Jon says:

    Here we go, this will bring out the usual ‘take away all their licences’ when they reach 70…60…50.

    Mind you, nobody calls for 20 year olds, and under, P-platers to all lose their licences, although the roads would be safer.

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