Emergency service workers at the scene of yesterday’s crash.
Emergency service workers at the scene of yesterday’s crash. Blainey Woodham

Roll over at Bilambil Heights

A MOTHER and a toddler were lucky to escape serious injury yesterday afternoon when their car rolled at Bilambil Heights.

About 2pm the small four-wheel-drive left Scenic Drive and rolled about five metres down an embankment, Tweed Heads Fire Station Officer Steve Sharpe said.

“The car came to rest in a patch of lantana,” Officer Sharpe said.

“The mum and child left the vehicle through the rear window.”

Off-duty nurses are believed to have treated the mother and her three-year-old son until paramedics arrived.

Officer Sharpe said firefighters and the Tweed District Rescue Squad placed a ladder down the embankment to allow easy access to the scene.

“We carried the three-year-old up the ladder and put the mother on a Stokes Litter and pulled her up the ladder slide,” he said.

The pair were taken by ambulance to The Tweed Hospital, where a spokesperson said they were in a stable condition.

The accident, just below Simpson Drive, was about 400 metres from where a similar accident occurred last month.

“Emergency services plea for people to drive to the conditions,” Officer Sharpe said.

Police, ambulance, fire brigade and the rescue squad were all in attendance.



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