Two injured in single-vehicle crash at Valley school

UPDATE, 5PM: Two people have been hospitalised in a serious but stable condition following a crash at Palmers Island this morning.

Emergency services responded to the crash on the grounds of Palmers Island Public School this morning after a ute crashed through a fence and collided with a tree.

Two people, both aged in their 60s, were in the ute at the time.

A male patient sustained injuries to his shoulder, chest, leg, and head, with a female patient suffering head and minor leg injuries.

The spokesperson said both patients were taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

UPDATE, 1.30PM: The NSW Department of Education has confirmed no staff or students were injured when a vehicle collided with a tree on the grounds of a Clarence Valley school this morning.

A spokesperson said a ute came through the school's front fence and hit a tree on the school grounds at about 11.15 this morning. No students or staff were in the area.

"Staff gave assistance, contacted the emergency services and ensured students stayed away from the area," the spokesperson said.

"School continued to operate as normal. Parents were advised briefly of the incident and reassured that no students or staff were involved."

EARLIER: Emergency services have responded to a single-vehicle crash at Palmers Island this morning, with a vehicle colliding with a tree near a school.

The crash occurred around 11.15am today, with a passer-by reporting a white 4WD vehicle had crashed through fencing of the Palmers Island Public School before colliding with a tree.

Initial reports two people have been injured.

Emergency services, including Coffs/Clarence Police District, NSW Ambulance, NSW Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service, are currently on the scene.



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