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Seven teens rescued from rollover

A LandCruiser with seven passengers rolled over an embankment on Kyogle Road yesterday afternoon.
A LandCruiser with seven passengers rolled over an embankment on Kyogle Road yesterday afternoon.

SEVEN teenagers experienced a terrifying 30m plunge after their car crashed off Kyogle Road near Uki yesterday afternoon.

A 14-year-old girl was flown to a Brisbane hospital with head injuries in the aftermath of the crash, while others were taken to hospital by ambulance with unknown injuries.

Murwillumbah police were continuing their investigations into the incident last night and details were scant as the Tweed Daily News went to press.

According to an RACQ Careflight spokeswoman, the 14-year-old Mount Lofty girl was flown to Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital in a stable condition with enclosed head injuries.

The white Toyota LandCruiser was travelling in an easterly direction along a winding section of Kyogle Road near Palmers Road about 3pm when it crashed off a steep embankment.

The car fell about 30m and stopped upside down, suspended only a few metres from the waters of the Tweed River by a tree.

It is understood all seven of the vehicle's occupants were juveniles, with six of them male.

Emergency services were alerted and police, ambulance, fire brigade, Careflight and the Tweed District Rescue Squad personnel responded.

It was initially thought some of the passengers were trapped in the vehicle, but they had freed themselves by the time the rescue squad had arrived.

The rescue squad and fire brigades constructed a hauling system to winch the injured girl to the roadside, and she was transported by ambulance to the waiting helicopter.


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