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Police investigate South Grafton crash

Emma Pritchard

An investigation is underway following a serious car accident in the Clarence Valley over the weekend.

Around 10:50pm on February 19, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol command were patrolling Bent Street in South Grafton, when they attempted to stop a black BMW SUV.

It is alleged the driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated which was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

At the intersection of Bent Street and Ryan Street, the vehicle crossed over to the wrong side of the road and collided with an oncoming hatchback.

The impact caused the SUV to roll before hitting a light pole and coming to rest on its side.

The occupants, two men aged 22 and 39, were able to exit the SUV.

A third man, aged 38, remain trapped in the vehicle.

He was released by emergency services before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

In a statement released on February 20, it was revealed the 22 and 39-year-old men are currently assisting police with inquiries.

A 58-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman travelling in the hatchback were uninjured in the collision.

Police established a crime scene which was later examined by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the crash, or has dashcam footage of the collision, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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