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A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly before 12.40pm (Tuesday 7 December 2021), a medium rigid flatbed truck was travelling west along the Bruxner Highway, near the intersection of Ballina Road at Perrys Hill, when the vehicle crossed to the wrong side of the road and down an embankment.

A passing motorist and his passengers stopped to render assistance to the 58-year-old male driver.

The group commenced CPR and also utilised a nearby defibrillator to assist the man prior to the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The man was later taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from Richmond Police District have commenced inquiries into the incident.

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 information via NSW Police social media pages.


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