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Motorist dies in hospital after being struck by object in state's north

Monday, 09 August 2021 01:28:59 PM

A man has died in hospital after he was critically injured when a roll of wire impacted his vehicle in the state’s north last week.

About 6pm last 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.

The 35-year-old driver from Ulmarra was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and later airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

The man later died in hospital, about 9am yesterday (Sunday 8 August 2021).

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

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District secured a crime scene which was later examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this collision and are seeking witnesses and/or dashcam footage from motorists who were travelling between Ballina and Ulmarra between 2.00pm and 6.00pm on Friday 6 August 2021.

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.