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TWO KILLED AND ONE FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER NORTH COAST CRASH

Two men have died and a woman is fighting for life after a single vehicle accident south of Grafton. Southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway at Glenugie were closed as a result of the accident which happened at around 7:45 on Sunday evening. FOR THE LATEST TRAFFIC INFORMATION VISIT LIVE TRAFFIC NSW It’s understood the vehicle left the road, crashing through a fence and rolled. The men died at the scene, while the woman was trapped in the wreck until she could be freed by emergency workers. Motorists are advised to expect delays.

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LEARNER RIDER CAUGHT ALLEGEDLY TRAVELLING AT SPEEDS UP TO 220KM/H

A learner rider will front court next year after he was caught allegedly travelling at up to 220km/h near Coffs Harbour. The Valla Beach man was pulled over by police after he was spotted travelling along the Pacific Highway at Raleigh at around 9:30 on Saturday night. The 18-year-old learner, who isn’t allowed to travel faster than 90-kilometres an hour, was charged with two offences – including exceeding the speed limit by more than 45-kilometres an hour. His licence was suspended and he’ll will front court in February.

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SHARK ATTACK AT NAMBUCCA HEADS

A 36-year-old man’s been left with serious leg injuries, after he was bitten by a shark on the Mid North Coast. The man was surfing near Nambucca Heads this morning, when he was attacked at around 7 o’clock. He managed to make his way to a nearby breakwall, where he was assisted by a member of the public. Ambulance crews treated the surfer at the scene, before he was flown by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. Local beaches including Shelley Beach and Main Beach remain closed.

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