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Woman dies following two-vehicle crash near Yamba

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 11:18:24 AM

A woman has died following a two-vehicle crash in the state’s north yesterday.

About 1.20pm (Tuesday 14 September 2021), emergency services were called to Yamba Road, Palmers Island, near Yamba, after reports a Mazda Sedan and a Toyota RAV 4 had collided.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and found the driver and sole occupant of the Mazda – a 19-year-old woman – trapped in the vehicle.

She was treated by a doctor, who had stopped to render assistance, before being extracted from the vehicle by emergency services.

The woman was airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition with injuries to her head, chest, back and pelvis. About 6.30am today (Wednesday 15 September 2021), the woman died as a result of her injuries.

The driver and sole occupant of the Toyota – a 79-year-old woman – was uninjured.

A crime scene was established, and an investigation was launched into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.