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WOMAN TREATED FOR INTERNAL INJURIES AFTER NORTH COAST CRASH

A woman in her 40s has been flown to hospital, following a single vehicle crash on the state’s far north coast. The accident happened at Cudgera Creek just after 2 o’clock on Monday afternoon, with initial reports suggesting the car left the road and rolled, before coming to rest in a nearby paddock. Paramedics, alongside a clinical team from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter treated the woman for chest and internal injuries. She’s been flown to Gold Coast University Hospital.

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GAV’S WEATHER | HEAT TO RETURN

The heat is set to return on Tuesday, as hot air is drawn down from Central Australia ahead of another slow moving trough. Scattered cloud remains the dominant feature across the east of the nation, with temperatures to increase across the North West, Greater Hunter, Mid North Coast & Central Coast. From Coffs Harbour north we can expect the cloud cover to linger. The next front will arrive during the middle of next week.

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TWO MEN STABBED AT BAR BEACH

Two men are recovering in hospital, after they were stabbed at a unit in the Newcastle suburb of Bar Beach. It’s understood three men were involved in a physical altercation at a Light Street address, sometime between 12.15 and 12.30 on Monday morning. The injured pair, aged 50 and 46, were both found at a home on nearby Nickson Street. They were taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. We’ll have more details in tonight’s news. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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HUNDREDS STUNG BY BLUEBOTTLES ON THE GOLD COAST

Almost 500 people were treated for bluebottle stings on the Gold Coast over the weekend, as north easterly winds brought an influx of the jellyfish to the region’s coastline. A number of beaches were closed, with 476 people seeking medical assistance after being stung. Several people also required treatment from paramedics, after they suffered anaphylactic shock. Surf Life Saving Queensland said that if stung, remove stingers, take a very hot shower and apply ice.

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LUCKY ESCAPE AS TINNY FLIPS CROSSING EVANS HEAD BAR

A morning fishing trip took a nasty turn for three people on the state’s north coast this morning. The trio were crossing the Evans Head bar in a tinny at around 7:30, when the vessel flipped. They were plucked from the water by local surf lifesavers using an Inflatable Rescue Boat. One man was checked over by paramedics at the scene, however didn’t require hospital treatment. The other two were uninjured. GOT PHOTOS OF VIDEO OF THE RESCUE? SEND THEM IN VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR EMAIL NEWS@NBNTV.COM.AU 

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ONE DEAD, THREE INJURED IN TOMAGO CRASH

A single-vehicle crash north of Newcastle has left a woman dead, and three others fighting for life in hospital. Seven ambulance crews, along with two helicopters were called to the scene on Tomago Road just after 5 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, following reports a sedan had left the road and struck a tree. A female passenger died at the scene. The driver, along with two other passengers were taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. Tomago Road was reopened to traffic in the late evening.

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UPDATING NBN NEWS

A man electrocuted after a fierce storm brings down powerlines in Sydney’s west. A woman trapped next to her husband’s body for more than two hours when their car collided with a four-wheel drive on the mid-north coast. Queensland Senator Fraser Anning slammed for appearing at a far-right rally in Melbourne. And Switzerland wins the Hopman Cup – a historic third time for Roger Federer.

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RIDER STABLE FOLLOWING ACCIDENT NEAR MURWILLUMBAH

A motorcyclist has been flown to hospital, after the bike he was riding left the road and crashed west of Murwillumbah in the state’s north. Emergency services including the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter were called to the scene at Tyalgum, just after 11 o’clock on Sunday morning. It’s understood the 62-year-old was attempting to avoid another bike when the accident happened. He suffered head & neck injuries, and was flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

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