Weekend carnage as two in hospital
TWO Murwillumbah men remain in hospital following a car crash late Friday night.
The single vehicle accident happened just before midnight on Riverview Street in Murwillumbah, Tweed/Byron police local area command Inspector Jim Kain said.
“The car was travelling on Riverview Street when it collided with a telegraph pole,” Insp Kain said.
Two men were trapped in the extensively damaged vehicle and had to be cut free by the volunteer rescue association and fire brigade.
The driver and two passengers are all from Murwillumbah.
“The driver, a 23-year-old man, sustained a severely fractured left arm.
“A 22-year-old male passenger received a serious spinal fracture and was transferred to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital for specialist treatment.
“Another passenger, a 22-year-old male, was treated at Murwillumbah Hospital overnight for numerous cuts and abrasions.”
A Health Service spokesperson said this patient was discharged on Saturday.
The driver was transferred to the Tweed hospital where he is in a stable condition.
At the time of publication, the third man was in a stable condition following surgery.
In a separate incident a Mitsubishi van rolled yesterday on Kyogle Road near Uki.
The driver fled the scene of the crash before the ambulance and police arrived, Sergeant Paul Thierjung said.
The driver was seen staggering from the vehicle, either injured or intoxicated.
“Police want to speak with the owner or driver of the car.”