4WD beach accident injures three

Date: Aug 11, 2011

A trio of men were found on the beach with head, chest and facial injuries after their four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle rolled on the beach at Brooms Head.

Police report that the injured parties were found some distance from their vehicle – which was on its side – leading them to believe that the victims may have been ejected from the 4WD with some force as it was rolling.

The three men were found at around 22:10 on August 8 near the Sandon River Camping Ground on the north coast of NSW.

Two fishermen stumbled upon the scene of the accident and ran to the aid of the men – two in their mid-thirties and one aged 23 – before contacting emergency services as the tide continued to rise.

The wounds inflicted on the 4WD's former occupants were severe enough that they were airlifted to three separate hospitals – Lismore and Coffs Harbour in NSW and Gold Coast in Queensland.

Police have yet to pinpoint the cause of the accident, but officers from the Coffs Clarence local area command are receiving assistance from forensic crash investigators based in Ballina.

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