Crash claims elderly man
By SAMANTHA HEALY
WHITE hospital blankets shrouded the windows of a small hatchback yesterday, concealing the horror of yet another fatal crash on Tweed roads.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the tragic two-car accident on Tweed Valley Way, near the Tropical Fruit World turn-off, at approximately 3pm.
However, they could not save the life of the elderly male driver who was trapped inside his car.
Another person was transferred to Tweed Hospital with minor injuries.
The crash, involving a van towing a trailer and a silver Hyundai Getz, was so severe the driver's side of the smaller Getz was crushed and the roof of the car was pushed up.
The distressed male driver of the van was seen talking to police. Two witnesses were also interviewed.
Skid marks from both vehicles were clearly visible on the road.
North and southbound traffic experienced short delays, with police keeping vehicles steadily moving.
Inspector Owen King said police were still investigating the cause of the crash last night and could not yet confirm how the accident occurred.
No details were available by the time the Daily News went to press about the deceased man.
A North Coast Area Health spokesman confirmed late yesterday that the other crash victim was in a stable condition in Tweed Heads Hospital.
This is the second fatality on Tweed roads in the space of a month after a woman died in a smash on Sexton Hill in January.
The 65-year old woman was killed when her car cross the median strip and collided head-on with a car travelling in the north-bound lane.