January 25, 2017
Emergency services were swift to respond to a motor vehicle accident on the Newell Highway involving a truck and car on Sunday, 22, January.
The accident occurred at approximately 1.50pm, five kilometres south of Coonabarabran.
A white Toyota Rav 4 and a white Isuzu light truck were travelling towards each other on the Newell Highway when they collided.
The driver’s side of the Rav 4 sustained extensive damage.
While passengers of the Rav 4 were able to exit the vehicle, the driver was trapped for a period of time.
He was treated by paramedics before being released by members of the Coonabarabran Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), who removed the roof and other sections of the vehicle to free the man.
The driver, a 34-year- old male, was conveyed to Coonabarabran Hospital by ambulance suffering arm and possible chest injuries.
He was later flown by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Tamworth, in a stable condition.
The highway was closed for a short period during the recovery operations.
Anyone who may have witnessed this accident is asked to contact Coonabarabran Police Station on 6842 7299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Joined by emergency services, Coonabarabran Volunteer Rescue Association members responded to the Newell Highway motor vehicle accident and helped to free the driver of the Rav 4.
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