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MAKESHIFT ‘LISMORE’ SIGNS APPEAR ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY

Tired of tourists driving past Lismore, the Greens have taken matters into their own hands – erecting makeshift road signage on the Pacific Highway. Mayoral candidate Vanessa Grindon-Ekins says the party acted after waiting months for the State Government to address the problem. Council unanimously voted to ask Roads and Maritime Services to add Lismore to signage in March.

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TWO MEN HOSPITALISED IN NEWRYBAR HIGHWAY SMASH

Two men are recovering in hospital after a single vehicle accident on the Pacific Highway at Newrybar yesterday afternoon. It’s thought the duo’s car struck a guardrail at high speed at around 4PM. Both freed themselves from the wreckage and were stabilised at the scene. One was flown to Lismore Base Hospital in a critical condition – the other was taken there by road in a stable condition. Both southbound lanes were closed for several hours. (VISION ONLY)

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY

A pedestrian has died, after he was hit by a car on the Pacific Highway at Tintenbar last night. The man in his 20’s was walking along the highway at 8 o’clock when he was hit – he died at the scene. The man driving the car was unharmed but was been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

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SERIOUS CRASHES TRIGGER HIGHWAY WARNING

Police are pleading with motorists to drive carefully near roadworks, after two serious crashes on the Pacific Highway, north of Port Macquarie. A 48-year-old man died after he collided head-on with another car at Telegraph Point on Sunday. It came 12 hours after a woman and child were seriously injured, when their van crashed into a guard rail at Kundabung, further north. “People are travelling at high speeds, and then they come into these roadworks zones of 40, 60 or 80 kilometres an hour, and sadly the signs of fatigue are resulting in serious accidents,” Mid North Coast Local Area Command Superintendent Paul Fehon said. Police are asking for witnesses of the Telegraph Point accident to come forward. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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