Trevor Veale

Woman trapped in floodwater, car crushed as rain continues

DRIVERS have been urged to take care in the wet, after emergency services were called to a number of incidents overnight. 

About 5am Friday, the Tweed District Rescue Squad swift water rescue team were called to a female trapped in a vehicle in flood water on Clothiers Creek Rd, spokesman Jamie Stoddart said. 

Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

The crew was called off en route, after the woman managed to escape the submerged vehicle, Mr Stoddart said.

"Shortly after, Tweed Rescue Squad responsed to a single vehicle accident on Terranora Rd where a tree had fallen on a vehicle," Mr Stoddart said. 

"Police and ambulance crews attended the scene.

"Tweed District Rescue Squad crews cleared the road which was completely blocked by the tree."

Mr Stoddart said the road was cleared after half an hour of work. 

With rain expected to continue, he said the morning's incidents offered a timely safety reminder.

"Slow down, drive to suit conditions and don't attempt to drive through floodwater," he said. 

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