The damage is inspected.
The damage is inspected. John Gass

Cars and van pile up in rear-ender

A REAR-end accident at the Cudgen traffic lights yesterday involving three vehicles and a caravan left broken holiday plans and damaged vehicles, but fortunately no one was injured.

The three vehicles were travelling south on the Cudgen stretch of the Tweed Coast Rd.

The crash occurred when a small Mercedes A-class vehicle stopped at the lights and the driver of a four-wheel-drive towing a caravan braked hard, pulling up close behind the lead vehicle.

Unfortunately, a third vehicle, also a four-wheel-drive, was unable to stop, ploughing into the back of the caravan, causing extensive damage.

The resultant crash forced the second car forward into the vehicle that had initially stopped at the lights.

Tweed Heads police Acting Inspector Bill Darnell said the collision took place at 10.45am.

“No one was injured in the incident and cars were towed from the scene,” Insp Darnell said.

Traffic flow resumed as normal along Tweed Coast Rd after the carnage was removed from the roadway.

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