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.