Grafton woman recovering after crash
By Dawn Cohen
The Grafton woman injured in a Pacific Highway accident on Wednesday morning at St Helena, near Byron Bay, is in a satisfactory condition.
"Her partner says she is sore but physically OK," a Lismore Base Hospital spokesperson said.
The 30-year-old mother sustained neck and shoulder injuries when her Landcruiser spun onto the wrong side of the highway colliding with a Ford Falcon. Her two-year-old daughter was killed on impact.
Just three hours before the tragedy the RTA had been notified that a wire safety barrier had been destroyed by another accident at the same spot.
The barrier has now been repaired, an RTA spokesperson confirmed.
The RTA had already been planning to begin work next week on re-surfacing the asphalt to make it safer, the spokesperson said.