One injured in Cudgen crash

AN unaccompanied learner-driver was taken to The Tweed Hospital following a dramatic crash involving a station wagon and a Jeep at the Tweed Coast Road-Cudgen Road intersection yesterday. Police said a 20-year-old Victorian learner driver was turning right from Tweed Coast Road onto Cudgen Road about 3.45pm when the white Holden station wagon he was driving was T-boned by a black Jeep 4WD. “He has turned in front of the vehicle travelling east and collided with that vehicle,” Senior Constable Troy Hamilton of Tweed Heads police said. Snr Const Hamilton said the “technically unaccompanied” learner-driver was at fault and would be charged. His 20-year-old passenger was trapped, and fire and rescue crews had to remove two of the side doors to release the man. The extent of the man’s in-%juries was not known late yesterday, however a person at the scene said the man had been “badly hurt”. A spokeswoman for The Tweed Hospital confirmed the man was in the emergency department late yesterday, but would only tell the Tweed Daily News that he was “stable”. The condition of the driver of the Jeep is not known, however it was confirmed that only one person was transported to hospital following the crash. The Tweed Daily News%arrived shortly after the crash to find a dramatic scene involving three ambulances, a VRA rescue vehicle, two fire trucks, two tow trucks and a police car, as well as the two vehicles involved. Five firefighters, two police%officers and three VRA members were engaged in talking to those involved and cleaning up the glass and other debris that littered the road at the crash site. Draped in a blue towel, the young driver of one of the%vehicles was breath-tested and questioned by police at the scene. The crash caused major traffic delays before both vehicles were removed from the scene.

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