Car into creek; woman rescued – Lismore

A woman has been rescued after crashing into a creek at Lismore today.

Just before 4.30pm (Friday 8 March 2019), police have been told a vehicle travelling along Bridge Street, Lismore, left the roadway, travelled down an embankment and crashed into Leycester Creek.

Members of the community attempted to assist a woman with getting out of the vehicle before officers from Richmond Police District, Police Rescue, SES, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance arrived.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition.

A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has commenced.

A rescue operation to retrieve the car continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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