Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Two Deaths Add to Alarming Statistics

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Two Deaths Add to Alarming Statistics

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TWO more drivers have lost their lives on Northern Rivers roads following a devastating head-on crash on The Coast Rd, Lennox Head, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Just after 2.30am, emergency services were called to the scene following reports of a two-car collision.

Sergeant Brad Walpole of Lismore police said when they arrived they found a white Toyota Camry driven by a 19-year-old East Ballina man had collided head-on with a white Byron Bay Limousines Ford Fairlane driven by a 58-year-old Brunswick Heads man.

Both drivers died at the scene.

Sgt Walpole said a 30-year-old man from Lennox Head, who was a passenger in the Fairlane, was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition suffering a laceration to his hip and internal soft tissue injuries.

Police were told the Toyota Camry was driving north along The Coast Road when it appears to have left the road for a short distance, before moving back onto the road and losing control. …

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