A CLARENCE Valley woman has paid tribute to emergency service workers who came to her aid after she was involved in a terrifying traffic crash.
Jo Kubik was rear-ended coming off the Grafton bridge late on Monday afternoon, but the ordeal could have been much worse if not for the support of two Grafton paramedics and members of the community.
"I can remember seeing (the other vehicle's) lights and I can remember my glass shattering," Ms Kubik said
"I remember going, 'Uh-oh, that's not good.'
"(The other vehicle) hit me and I went over the median strip into oncoming traffic, but I managed to regain control and turned back onto the right side of the road.
"It could have been a lot worse than it was."
Ms Kubik said an ambulance was part of the oncoming traffic and the paramedics behind the wheel turned around immediately to help.
Quick to follow and lend a hand was a P-plater and his friend.
Ms Kubik was yesterday grateful for the support she had received from the Grafton paramedics, the tow truck driver, police and the two young passers-by.
"Thank you to everyone that stopped to help me," she said.
"They were quick and supportive.
"You were all awesome and made the ordeal a lot easier to deal with.
"I don't think these guys - the police and ambulance workers - get enough recognition.
"I like to see them get a good rap."