Crash chaos on Tweed roads
WET roads kept Tweed emergency services busy yesterday with three separate car crashes around the shire, including a vehicle rollover.
Two people were taken to hospital during the spate of road crashes, which occurred between 8am and 10am.
The drama started about 8.15am after a car travelling west rolled on the slippery Terranora Road, at Terranora, when the driver lost control and collided with the embankment.
The 17-year-old P-plate driver from Ocean Shores suffered minor leg injuries in the incident and was treated by Tweed Heads firefighters until paramedics arrived to trans- port him to the Tweed Hospital.
He was released later in the day.
Traffic was reduced to one lane and then blocked for about 30 minutes while a tow truck removed the wreckage.
Police inquiries into the cause of the incident are continuing.
Tweed Fire Station Officer Mark Maher said it was a reminder for Tweed residents to slow down in the wet weather.
“People are asked to be careful driving on wet roads, especially after a long period of dry weather, as oil on the roads tends to show up and make it slippery,” he said.
Meanwhile, two cars collided on Piggabeen Road at Tweed Heads West about 8.35am.
A New South Wales Ambulance spokesman said a woman, believed to be in her 70s, was taken to the Tweed Hospital in a stable condition suffering chest pains.
Meanwhile, at Shamrock Avenue in Banora Point, witnesses reported a car went through a front yard about 9.30am.
No further information could be obtained.
Tweed Heads Police Inspector Greg Jago said there were several other wet road-related incidents throughout the rest of the day.
“We see this all the time,” Insp Jago said.
“It's important in this kind of weather that motorists drive to the conditions at the time.
“This has been a reminder for people to be aware of the conditions at all times.”