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MAN KILLED AFTER BEING HIT BY TOW-TRUCK

A man has died after being hit by a truck in the Clarence Valley. The 62-year-old was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. Emergency services were called to Summerland Way, Warragai Creek, near Grafton just before 9pm last night. The driver of the tow truck wasn’t injured but was taken to Grafton Hospital for mandatory testing. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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WOMAN IN HER 70’S KILLED IN GRAFTON ROAD FATALITY

A woman has died in a single-vehicle accident in the north of New South Wales. Police say a Toyota Camry was travelling along the Pacific Highway at Clarenza, near Grafton, when it left the road and crashed into a cement drain and embankment shortly before 8am today. The female driver, aged 77, was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital in a critical condition, but passed away at about 10am.

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GRAFTON MOTORCYCLIST KILLED AFTER COLLIDING WITH CAR

A 60-year-old man has died after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in the north of the state. The accident occurred on the Gwydir Highway in Waterview Heights near Grafton, shortly after 9am. Police believe a blue Holden Commodore was attempting to turn right when it collided with a motorcycle. The rider landed almost 40 metres from the collision. He was airlifted to Grafton airport but he died of his injuries. The driver of the Holden provided mandatory blood and urine samples. It is the second death of a motorcycle rider in Northern Region in as many days, after a 17-year-old motorcycle rider was killed after he collided with a Nissan Patrol in Tweed Heads yesterday.

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ONE KILLED, TWO IN HOSPITAL, AFTER GRAFTON CRASH

A man has been killed in a head-on collision on the Pacific Highway, north of Grafton. Emergency services were called to the scene at Cowper just before 8am, where two utes had crashed. The driver of a Ford utility died at the scene. The male driver and female passenger of a Holden Colorado – both aged in their 20s – were taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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GRAFTON FATAL CRASH

A man has been killed in a single vehicle accident at Grafton this morning. Paramedics treated the 24-year-old passenger, but he died at the scene. It’s believed the car left the road and struck a drain. The 18-year-old male driver was taken to Grafton Base Hospital but was later released.

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DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION LODGED FOR GRATON PRIVATE HOSPITAL

Clarence Valley health services may be in for a boost, if a development application for a new private hospital and medical centre in Grafton is approved. The Albion Hotel is a historically significant site, but would be in for a major upgrade if the 30 bed and four story development goes ahead. The $12.5-million specialist medical centre would neighbour Grafton Base Hospital. (VISION ONLY)

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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN ALLEGED POLICE CONFRONTATION

A man has died on the far north coast after a confrontation with police. Police responded to reports of a disturbance on Turf Street in Grafton, just before 4 pm yesterday. A man armed with a knife allegedly confronted police when they arrived. Police tasered the man, before he was shot. He was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being taken to hospital, where he died. A critical incident team will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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