Driver is 'serious but stable'

A 19-YEAR-old man injured in a car crash at Murwillumbah last weekend remains in a serious condition in the Gold Coast Hospital.

The Murwillumbah man was driving a Subaru Impreza southbound on Kyogle Road, Bray Park, about 2.30am Saturday.

According to police, he was driving on a straight stretch of road when he swerved onto the wrong side and crashed into a power pole.

The man was trapped in the vehicle for some time before being freed by Tweed District Rescue Squad and local firefighters.

Police said the man suffered head and facial injuries and was transported by ambulance to Murwillumbah District Hospital.

He was then transferred to The Tweed Hospital before being taken to the Gold Coast Hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman yesterday said the man was in a “serious but stable condition”.

He is believed to be in the Intensive Care Unit, but the spokeswoman said his family had requested that no other details be released to the media.

An ambulance spokesman said the man was semi-conscious when crews arrived at the crash scene about 2.40am.

He was said to have sustained head injuries, as well as possible fractures to his knee and lower leg.

“He was taken in a serious condition to Murwillumbah District Hospital,” the spokesman said.

Police said the crash occurred about 250 metres north of Tyalgum Road.

“The vehicle travelled onto the wrong side of the roadway and collided with a power pole,” Inspector Jim Kain of Tweed Heads police said.

“He was in the ICU yesterday and his condition is described as serious but stable.”

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