Three seriously injured in crash – East Wardell

Investigations are underway after five people were injured, three seriously, following a two-vehicle crash in the state’s north yesterday.

Just after 5.30pm (Friday 7 August 2020), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway, East Wardell, after reports a Mercedes sedan and Kia Cerato collided head-on.

The driver and sole occupant of the Mercedes, a 56-year-old man from Queensland, was treated at the scene before being taken to Grafton Base Hospital for treatment of a fractured pelvis and mandatory testing.

The driver of the Kia, a 69-year-old man, and three passengers – a 59-year-old man and two women aged 68 and 58 – were taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

The two men suffered serious injuries and the women were treated for minor injuries.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

As inquires continue, anyone who may have dashcam footage or information are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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