Police wait on driver?s explanation



POLICE are waiting to interview a man who crashed his car on Minnie Water Road around 11pm on Saturday night.

According to police, the 35year-old Braunstone man had been driving south through Pillar Valley when his Holden Commodore hit a guard rail and left the road before rolling down an embankment and ending up on its roof.

Suffering cuts and lacerations to his head and face, the man pulled himself from the vehicle and laid down next to the car.

He waited until daylight before flagging down a passing vehicle to ask for assistance around 5am.

Ambulance officers arrived to take him to Grafton Base Hospital for treatment a short time later.

Two motocross riders were taken to Maclean District Hospital yesterday after accidents at the Gardiners Road track at Townsend.

Ambulance officers transported an 11-year-old boy to hospital around 9.30am with a suspected fractured hip after a fall during a race.

A 19-year-old rider was also taken to hospital after he fell onto the foot peg of his motorcycle causing a puncture wound that lacerated his thigh.

A third rider was injured during a race but was taken to Maclean District Hospital by private car suffering what was believed to be a broken wrist.



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