DEATH PLUNGE

By HUGH KEARNEY

TWEED police have pleaded with drivers to show greater care in wet weather after a man speared his vehicle down a 70-metre embankment to his death at Bilambil Heights on Thursday night.

Police yesterday said passing motorists saw the 42-year-old Bilambil Heights man's Toyota Hilux ute spin out of control while he was negotiating a left-hand curve on Thursday night.

They said the vehicle crossed to the wrong side of the road, which was wet and slippery following heavy rain, and plunge down the embankment.

He is believed to have died at the scene of the accident.

Last night police were yet to release his name. They said the man had been travelling west along Scenic Drive at Bilambil Heights at 8.55pm when the accident occurred.

Tweed District Rescue Squad, fire brigade and ambulance were called to the accident scene and a crane was needed to recover the vehicle.

''People have to slow down and drive with greater care in the wet,'' said Tweed Police Inspector Jim Cain.

The accident came just 12 hours after another man lost control of his four-wheel-drive vehicle on Terranora Rd, Terranora and also plunge down an embankment.

Fortunately he walked away unscathed.

Earlier in the day another minor accident was reported at Sexton Hill, which followed two serious accidents there the previous week.



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