FIVE-CAR CRASH CAUSES CHAOS

Lis­more brought to a stand­still as com­muters caught in may­hem

The Northern Star - - FRONT PAGE - Clau­dia Jam­bor and Marc Stapelberg news@north­ern­star.com.au

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.

PHOTO: MARC STAPELBERG

ABOVE: Emer­gency ser­vices on the scene of a five-car crash on the Bruxner Highway yes­ter­day.

PHOTO: MARC STAPELBERG

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.

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