One man is dead and another has been hospitalised after an accident in Spring Terrace saw a car end up in the bushes at the side of the road.
The crash occurred on Orange Road near Forrest Road at 22:30 on Monday (August 8).
Two occupants of a Mitsubishi Magna were found by emergency services trapped in their vehicle after it crashed into a tree.
Police and ambulance officers required the services of volunteers from the local rural fire brigade service to free the two men – both of them aged 22 – from the sedan's wreckage before they could receive medical treatment.
Reports indicate that the passenger died at the scene, while the driver was taken to Orange Health Services with serious head injuries.
It is unclear at this point what caused the accident and police are continuing with their enquiries. A full report will be prepared for the coroner.
Under NSW legislation, victims of car accidents may be eligible to receive payments to cover relevant costs associated with rehabilitation expenses and medical treatments.
The Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 allows people involved in collisions to make claims through the Motor Accidents Scheme.
These government initiatives even provide for payments to be made in cases where a person is not directly involved in a crash – such as a passenger or motorcycle pillion.
Persons considering applying for a payment under these schemes would do well to consult with an experienced firm of compensation lawyers to help them explore the legal options related to accident claims.
Payments are still available to victims even if they were involved in a no-blame collision. These cases occur when no driver involved in an incident can be held accountable, such as unforeseeable mechanical failure or sudden onset of a medical condition.
Individuals involved in these cases should consider seeking the advice of a car accident compensation specialist – rather than an unaccredited source – as they can provide a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of case law that will help to provide applicants with a maximised claim.
Payments can be made to victims to account for pain and suffering, while lump sum amounts can also be distributed to victims who receive permanent disabilities during an incident.
People who were partially at fault in a collision may also be eligible for claims to cover hospital costs and rehabilitation therapies, depending on the circumstances surrounding a crash.