Trapped in car after smash
A FEMALE passenger became trapped in her car yesterday after the vehicle was T-boned in the Tweed Heads CBD.
The two-vehicle crash, just one in a spate of accidents across Tweed yesterday, occurred at the corner of Wharf and Brett streets about 12.20pm.
Witnesses said the white Mitsubishi Magna sedan, in which the woman was the front-seat passenger, travelled a further 200 metres into Brett Street after the crash because the male driver had been unable to stop.
The woman, whose door was compressed on impact, was freed from through a rear door of the Magna by Tweed Heads firefighters and the Tweed District Rescue squad.
German traveller Danel, who did not want his surname published, was having a picnic near the Tweed River with a female companion when the pair heard the crash.
“We were having a break over there and we heard the bump,” the 28-year-old said.
He ran over to the car and spoke to the male driver and the injured female passenger.
“He said he couldn't stop because the car wouldn't stop. He said the wheels were spinning.
“I talked to her because you learn that the most important thing to do in a rescue is to get them talking.
“The husband of the woman was in a bit of shock as well. He had a bit of blood on his chin.
“I hope everything was alright.”
Another witness, Anna Healy said she was nearby and saw all the commotion when police, ambulances, fire trucks and the rescue squad showed up.
“I think they hit on the corner and couldn't get the brakes to stop,” Mrs Healy said. “The woman ... she had pains in her chest, she couldn't see properly, she had nausea and she couldn't move both her legs.
“They took her out through the back because the door was so badly damaged.
“The man in the other car, the airbag opened and hit him and he was in his 80s.”
The crash, which occurred just a couple of blocks from where a car crashed through the front window of North Estate Agents on Wednesday, is just one of several that occurred throughout the Tweed yesterday.
Emergency crews were also called to the Pacific Highway, where three cars collided on the Cudgera Creek Road off-ramp about 1.50pm.
It is not known if anyone was injured.
Earlier in the day, police and ambulance crews attended a two-car crash on the Pacific Highway at Sexton Hill.
The crash occurred in the northbound lanes near Laura Street just before 9am.
Inspector Jim Kain of Tweed/Byron Police said he could provide no further details late yesterday.