Family rocked by CBD head-on after funeral

UPDATE: TREVOR Baxter was still reeling over the loss of his father Colin following his funeral in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday, when last night tragedy struck again for the family. 

Colin's sister-in-law, aged 33, and her daughter were involved in the two vehicle crash in the city centre, that later left both in hospital. 

The vehicle they were in was involved in a head-on accident at the intersection of Harbour Dr and Gordon St around 9pm. 

"I'm very upset, with my Dad today, but this accident has just topped a bad day off and I think it is very unfair that this has happened," Mr Baxter said at the scene on Wednesday night. 

His 33-year-old sister-in-law suffered abdominal and chest injuries in the crash while her two-year-old daughter who was travelling in a child seat in the rear of the car was uninjured after being checked over at the hospital. 

NSW Ambulance Inspector Dean Lassau  said the driver of the other vehicle, a 19-year-old man suffered neck injuries while a 22-year-old passenger in the car sustained shoulder injuries. 

"It was certainly a reasonable impact. There was substantial damage to both vehicles in the front and airbags were deployed," Mr Lassau said.

 

THURSDAY 9AM: A BRISBANE family who had just attended the funeral of their father yesterday were left shaken, after a high impact head-on crash in the Coffs Harbour CBD.

Three people were hospitalised and a young child was later conveyed for assessment.

NSW Ambulance Duty Operations Manager Dean Lassau said emergency services were called to a two car crash at the intersection of Harbour Dr and Gordon St just after 9pm.

Crews arrived to find two cars were severely damaged.

As a result a 33-year-old woman suffered abdominal and chest injuries and was taken to hospital.

A two and a half year old child, who was also a passenger in that car was also later taken to hospital for assessment.

Mr Lassau said the 19-year-old male driver of the other car suffered neck injuries while a 22-year-old male suffered shoulder injuries with a possible fracture.

He said the damage to both cars was significant.

Trevor Baxter, the brother-in-law of the injured woman said the family was upset given that they had just laid their father to rest and now they had the concern of two loved ones being injured.

Emergency services mounted a cleanup and traffic was diverted while the intersection was partially closed for about 45 minutes.

Police are expected to serve a number of fines and charges to the driver of the Toyota Camry and were last night still investigating the circumstances.

"I'm very upset, not alone with my Dad today, but this accident has just topped a day off and I think it is very fair that this has happened," Mr Baxter said. 


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