Driver critical after vehicle struck by object near Grafton

Saturday, 07 August 2021 07:52:58 AM

A man is in critical condition after the vehicle he was driving was struck by an object in the state’s north.

About 6pm yesterday (Friday 6 August 2021), emergency services were called to Swan Creek, near Grafton, following reports a Mazda Bravo had been damaged while travelling on Big River Way.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and found the driver – a 35-year-old man – with serious head and chest injuries.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene, before being taken to South Grafton, where he was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

The two passengers of the vehicle, an eight-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy, were not injured.

Police believe the Mazda was struck by a roll of chicken wire that had fallen off the back of a vehicle.

A crime scene was established by police and specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstance surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, anyone who may have information or dashcam footage 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 https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.