A man driving a Toyota Corolla died at the scene of the Pacific Hwy accident about 300 meters north of Tyson St after colliding with a truck.
A man driving a Toyota Corolla died at the scene of the Pacific Hwy accident about 300 meters north of Tyson St after colliding with a truck. Frank Redward

Slow down on the wet roads

THE death of a man in a shocking accident on the Pacific Hwy should be a reminder to motorists to take it easy on wet roads, Grafton Police Inspector Murray Gillett said.

Witnesses reported the 42-year-old Grafton man was headed north on the Pacific Hwy near Tyson St about 8pm on Monday night when his Toyota Corolla appeared to lose control in heavy rain.

The vehicle veered into the other lane while on a bend, colliding with a truck in an 80kmh zone. The man died at the scene.

The wet weather is believed to be a contributing factor and Insp Gillett said it was a warning to all motorists.

"While it has not conclusively been determined, there is no doubt (the wet weather) was a contributing factor," Insp Gillett said.

"The problem we have is when we haven't had a lot of rain, even a light rain draws the oils out of the road and people need to be conscious of that."

Insp Gillett said motorists needed to slow down.

"Drive to the conditions and that means slowing down," he said.

The truck driver was taken to Grafton Base Hospital in shock but no major injuries were reported.



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