BAD weather is being blamed for a vehicle collision that left an elderly woman dead and a man suffering a fractured jaw and lacerations at Tucki Tucki on Saturday.
The 63-year-old woman from Tyndale sustained fatal injuries when the car she was driving collided with another vehicle on Wyrallah Rd about 5pm.
“It was a wet road with poor visibility conditions when a Ford Falcon collided head-on with a Holden Commodore, causing the cars to turn at a 90 degree angle,” Sgt Johnson of Lismore police said yesterday.
“A formal identification (of the woman) has not been completed at this stage as we are in the process of speaking to the next of kin.”
The driver of the second car, a 31-year-old male from Lismore, was taken to Lismore Base Hospital suffering a fractured jaw and facial lacerations.
The speed of the cars at the time of the crash is unknown and the crash investigation unit returned to the scene yesterday morning to piece together the moments before the accident.
The cars have been taken to the police holding yards where a full mechanical check will be carried out.
Over the 24 hours from 9am on Saturday more than 30mm of rain was dumped on Lismore as the region was hit by south-westerly winds.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s Roger Brown said the bad weather was caused by a trough extending from Cape York to the north-eastern corner of NSW with lots of tropical moisture being fed into the area.
“It was a combination of that and a low that formed off the coast,” he said.