P-plater slams into pole
A 19-YEAR-OLD P-plate driver was air-lifted to the Gold Coast Hospital with cerebral bleeding following a car accident on Yamba Road on Tuesday afternoon.
Yesterday he was listed as being in a stable condition in a ward at the Gold Coast Hospital in Southport. Police said the Palmers Island resident was driving his Holden Commodore west along Yamba Road just after 6pm when he failed to negotiate a slight left-hand bend and lost control of his vehicle.
The man's car careered across the road, jumped the curb and crashed into a power pole.
Police said the man was trapped for a short period before emergency services personnel freed him from the wreckage.
Police, the Yamba Fire Brigade and Yamba ambulance officers all attended the scene.
Yamba ambulance officers said the man was taken to Maclean District Hospital with a fractured arm and head injuries.
He was transferred to Lismore Base Hospital by ambulance later that evening.
He was later flown to the Gold Coast Hospital just after 1am yesterday after his condition deteriorated.
Police said they were still investigating the cause of the crash, but believed road conditions played a part as it had rained a short time before the accident.