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August 11, 2022

Three injured in head-on crash at Condong

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Police are still investigating the cause of an accident that took place on the Tweed Valley Way at Condong, near Murwillumbah, on Saturday (March 12) .

Around 9.50am, a Toyota Landcruiser and a Mazda sedan collided.

As a result of the accident the Landcruiser overturned, with the driver being suspended by his seatbelt before eventually being released by nearby residents

The head-on collision saw the drivers of both vehicles and a passenger injured and taken to the Tweed Hospital.

The Landcruiser driver had a suspected fractured leg, the Mazda passenger had chest injuries while the Mazda driver had cuts and abrasions.

Police closed Tweed Valley Way for about four hours while they undertook investigations and emergency services cleared the roadway.


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