Yesterday, on the Pacific Highway at Maclean, a tragically 5-car collision ended with a death.
This accident which has happened at 9:55am yesterday (Saturday), one kilometer south of the Harwood Bridge, closed the highway in both directions for five hours.
According to police’s report, the 18-year-old man, who drive north in a Toyota Kluger, appears to have crossed on to the incorrect side of the road and sideswiped a southbound Suzuki Swift, driven by a 52-year-old woman. Also involved in this collision was a 1928 Chevrolet hot rod. It seems that after the Toyota sideswiped the Suzuki, it crashed into this Chevrolet and towing a trailer.
The 48-year-old driver who drove the Chevy (travelling south) was airlifted at the nearest hospital in Lismore, for medical assistance, but died shortly afterwards from injuries sustained in the crash.
According to the official reports, the other drivers were uninjured and subjected to mandatory blood and urine tests.
As for the 18-year-old driving the Kluger (responsible for accident) was taken to Maclean Police Station where he was spoken to and released pending further inquiries.
Our sympathies go out to 48-year-old driver’s family and friends.