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A young man was hit by a van on the Bruxner Highway between Alstonville and Ballina in the early hours of this morning.

The 23 year old male was hit by a vehicle doing approximately 100km/h and suffered multiple injuries.

‘Just before 4am (Friday, 25 September, 2020), emergency services were called to the Bruxner Highway, near Duck Creek Mountain Road, Alstonville, following reports a man had been struck by a Toyota Hiace van,’ said a NSW Police spokesperson.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked with responding at about 4am this morning.

According to a spokesperson from Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter he suffered injuries to his legs, pelvis, and head.

‘He was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team before placed in a medically induced coma.,’ said the spokesperson.

The driver, a 64-year-old man, was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

The patient was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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  1. This is by no means the first terrible accident of it’s kind in the northern rivers. As I said before, our young people, mostly who do not own cars, and anyone who gets around without a car, has nowhere safe to walk. There is not even a consistent grassy strip next to the roads. Not even a safe strip for bike riders. Recently you ran an article about some contrived kitsch themed zone in Mullum, yet it has been glaringly obvious for decades, that people need to be able to walk and ride safely, so come on you bums in government, use your positions to get behind something useful for a change.


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