Driver crashes into house at Banora Point

Photo credit: Tweed District Rescue Squad

UPDATE: TWEED Police are investigating the circumstance surrounding a crash at Banora Point today.

At about 11:40am (Saturday 1 October 2016), emergency services were called to Durigan Place, Banora Point, following reports a car crashed into a house.

The driver, a 75-year-old woman, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to Tweed Hospital for precautionary checks.

The Tweed District Rescue Squad  assisted Police and tow trucks to recover the vehicle, which was in a precarious position.

Police had already stabilised the vehicle by use of a winch on a four-wheel drive Police vehicle.

The house was significantly damaged, but didn’t require stabilisation

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command have commenced an investigation into the circumstance surrounding the crash.

The house will be assessed by engineers to determine its structural integrity.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

EMERGENCY services remain at the scene of a horror vehicle accident at Durigan Place, Banora Point, resulting in a female driver becoming trapped.

The woman was believed to be released from the vehicle, possibly using the jaws of life, after Tweed Police secured the vehicle with a winch preventing the vehicle from sliding into the Banora Point’s drain and waterway.

The female driver, whose identity is yet to be released, was transported to The Tweed Hospital and her condition has not yet been announced.