Car accidents injuries suffered by Comboyne crash victim

Date: Nov 29, 2013

A driver has been taken to hospital with car accident injuries after crashing their vehicle on the outskirts of Comboyne, 80km south-west of Port Macquarie.

The motorist and a passenger ran into trouble on their way to Ellenborough Falls, after driving off the road and over a creek embankment yesterday afternoon (November 28th), Fairfax Regional Media reports.

Ian Dwyer, acting duty operations manager at Ambulance NSW, said: "The car was up in the air and the driver was trapped in there."

While the passenger was able to climb out of the car's rear door, the driver remained stuck in the vehicle until Fire and Rescue NSW arrived.

"The driver appeared to have sustained a lower back injury and once we knew the extent of the injuries we arranged for transport from Tamworth," Mr Dwyer confirmed.

A spokesperson for NSW Health said the 19-year-old was now in a stable condition after being helicoptered to Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

The passenger was also conveyed to the health care facility, although this was just as a precaution rather than due to car accident injuries.

Second car accident in NSW

According to NSW Police Force, this was not the only incident on the state's roads yesterday – with a fatal car accident occurring in Grafton.

At around 16:45 local time, officers were called to Tindal Road at Eatonsville following reports of a crash.

Upon arrival, they discovered a 64-year-old woman trapped in her Toyota Tarago after she drove off the roadway and into a tree.

While NSW Ambulance paramedics tried to provide assistance, she died at the scene. The driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The police said they are still investigating, with a crime scene established and specialist officers called in to further examine the incident.

The Australian Associated Press recently reported that car accident injuries and fatalities in NSW appear to be on the rise, with there having been more deaths already in 2013 than across the entire of last year.

Earlier this month, a 78-year-old was killed when his vehicle reportedly collided with a BMW on the M5 near Casula after he was said to be travelling the wrong way up the southbound lane.

An elderly lady also lost her life when her car crashed head on into a truck on Princes Highway outside of Nowra last week.

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