Quick thinking saves woman

TWO people had a lucky escape yesterday when their car went under a low-loading truck on a winding road near Nymboida.

Ambulance crews from Maclean and Dorrigo rushed to the scene 72km from Grafton after the car slid underneath the tray of the oncoming truck as it rounded a corner near Dead Man's Corner about 10.30am.

The female driver, from Sydney, probably owes her life to ducking as the car collided with the truck.

According to ambulance officers, the driver's side of the car had all but crumpled inwards as a result of the impact.

The driver was given morphine for the pain of her spinal and facial injuries before she was taken to Grafton Base Hospital where she remained in a stable condition late yesterday.

A Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter flying to the accident from Lismore was not needed.

The male passenger in the car, who suffered only bumps and bruises, was also taken to hospital.

About 45 minutes earlier two sedans collided at the intersection of Eight Mile Land and Tucabia Road. A Red Rock woman suffered minor injuries in the accident.

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