EMERGENCY services workers battle to free a man trapped in the car while another is treated after a high-speed crash on the Coa
EMERGENCY services workers battle to free a man trapped in the car while another is treated after a high-speed crash on the Coa

Man trapped after high-speed crash

By CHRISTIAN STANGER

EMERGENCY services crews used the '"jaws of life" to free a man trapped in an overturned vehicle after a driver lost control on Coast Road yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the single vehicle crash shortly after 12.30pm when a Holden ute failed to negotiate a corner on the road near Casuarina.

The high-speed accident happened when the driver and passenger were travelling home from work.

The vehicle hit the median strip and became airborne before hitting a power pole, knocking the pole over and causing live electrical wires to lie under the car when ambulance officers arrived.

NSW Fire Brigades, VRA, Police and three ambulance attended the accident that happened on the Tweed Coast Road at Casuarina at 12.30 pm.

The 18-year-old male passenger received minor injuries and the 34-year-old male driver had injuries to the left shoulder, chest and had multiple fractures to his lower limbs.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to Tweed Heads Hospital.

Police said both the driver and passenger would be interviewed after their injuries were properly assessed.



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