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Police say that at about 1.15am Saturday (November 12) a 29-year-old male from Murwillumbah, who was at a party held on land nearby, reversed his Navara 4WD out of the parking spot.

While he was reversing the vehicle, one of the wheels ran over the top of a 22-year-old female, who it is believed was asleep underneath the vehicle.

The driver immediately contacted emergency services and has rendered assistance. The woman was treated at the scene for abdominal and internal injuries.

She was conveyed to the Tweed Heads Hospital before being conveyed to the Gold Coast University Hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

The driver was breath tested at the scene with a negative result.

He was taken to Byron Bay Hospital for mandatory blood and urine samples.

Ballina Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are calling on anyone who may have witnessed it to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

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  1. Blood and urine tests are a good idea, but only if they’re administered fairly.
    Cannabis and ecstasy are detectable in the blood stream weeks after their effect has worn off.
    And therefore should have no bearing on the culpability of this tragic accident.
    But far worse is the fact that the NSW government and police don’t test drivers for sleeping tablets, pain killers and numerous other medicines that cause drowsiness and impaired reflexes.
    “Why not?” you ask.
    Because the pharmaceutical companies that make these addictive drugs lobby and fund our politicians and police.
    It’s a corrupt relationship that costs lives and causes a huge amount of damage to our society.
    If you want to know the cause of a road accident, you need to test for all the possible influences not just the ones that suit your right wing Christian prejudices.


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