A man has died in a vehicle accident after the vehicle careened off a steep road this afternoon in Main Arm.
Police, fire, and ambulance services were called to the scene of a fire in Upper Main Arm at around 2pm this afternoon. Locals had responded to the sounds of a car out of control as it came down a vey steep access route. When they got to the scene of the crash the vehicle and surrounding bush were alight.
‘The car was coming down a steep incline when it appears to have lost control, it then appears to have ploughed through the bush and the front of the vehicle then impacted with a large tree,’ Acting Inspector of Tweed/Byron police district Rod Morris told Echonetdaily at the scene.
‘The cabin appears to have caught on fire and the driver was unable to escape. The local rural fire service (RFS) were called to the incident and controlled the bushfire.’
Ambulance personnel attended the scene and determined that the driver was deceased. The Westpac helicopter was called off.
Around six police vehicles, three RFS vehicles, two Brunswick Valley Rescue vehicles, and an ambulance attended the scene.
The crime investigation unit is currently at the scene investigating the cause of the accident. The local RFS remains on the scene for fire mitigation.