FIVE-CAR CRASH CAUSES CHAOS
Lismore brought to a standstill as commuters caught in mayhem
TRAFFIC was congested for hours yesterday morning after five cars crashed on the Bruxner Highway east of Goonellabah. No one was injured. A nearby resident got a fright when the cars crashed right in front of their home.
“I was making breakfast and I heard a loud crash and thought a car hit the house,” she said.
“Then I just saw the ute crash into the gutter — it did look a little airborne — just as I looked up I saw a glimpse of it coming across the driveway into the gutter.”
“I have four kids in the house so I just made sure they were well away and not going to go out and then I went out to make sure everyone was okay.
“Everyone was exiting the cars and said they were okay.”
I heard a loud crash and thought a car hit the house. — Resident
Motorists experienced delays with traffic backed up in Goonellabah all the way to Wollongbar.
A contra flow was in place in a bid to alleviate heavy delays, with west-bound traffic diverted along Richmond Hill Road.
ABOVE: Emergency services on the scene of a five-car crash on the Bruxner Highway yesterday.
HIGHWAY MAYHEM: Traffic was congested for kilometres along the Bruxner Hwy near Goonellabah as emergency services move to clear debris from a five-car crash.