The scene of a crash in Murwilllumbah on Monday night where a 59-year-old man died. Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad - NSW Volunteer Rescue Association
The scene of a crash in Murwilllumbah on Monday night where a 59-year-old man died. Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad - NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Tweed District Rescue Squad

Praise for 'heroes' who tried to save man's life after crash

UPDATE: 

A FIRST responder has praised the actions of Murwillumbah residents first on the scene of a fatal car crash last night.

A 59-year-old Murwillumbah man died at the scene of a low-impact crash on Ewing St shortly after 8pm on Monday night.

NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Tweed District Rescue Squad president Drew Carr said the car left the roadway, went through a garden and came to rest after hitting the front of a house.

The scene of a crash in Murwilllumbah on Monday night where a 59-year-old man died. Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad - NSW Volunteer Rescue Association
The scene of a crash in Murwilllumbah on Monday night where a 59-year-old man died. Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad - NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Tweed District Rescue Squad

"I believe the residents of the house helped the paramedics to extricate the man and revive him," Mr Carr said.

"They are heroes in their own right, anyone who has the courage to help out is a hero in my book."

Tragically, the man could not be revived.

Mr Carr confirmed there was minimal damage to the outside of the house and it remain structurally sound.

He thanked the public who were understanding about road closures at night.

The scene of a crash in Murwilllumbah on Monday night where a 59-year-old man died. Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad - NSW Volunteer Rescue Association
The scene of a crash in Murwilllumbah on Monday night where a 59-year-old man died. Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad - NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Tweed District Rescue Squad

Tweed Byron Police District Chief Inspector Mick Dempsey also praised the actions of members of the public for attempting to help the man.

He said inquiries were continuing into the cause of the crash.

Murwillumbah Fire and Rescue Station crews also attended to provide fire protection and checked the vehicle with their thermal imaging equipment due to a smell omitting from the drivetrain.  

Tweed Rescue crews provided lighting for investigators and assisted with the removal of the vehicle.

The rescue squad finished on scene about 2am today.

EARLIER: 

A MAN has died after a single-vehicle crash in Murwillumbah.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Ewing St shortly after 8pm on Monday night.

This followed reports of a vehicle having collided with a guard rail before crashing into the front porch of a house.

Tweed/Byron Police District officers attended the scene, as did NSW Ambulance paramedics who began CPR.

But the man, 59, could not be revived.

Police said in a statement no one else was injured and the house received minor damage.

The 59-year-old was the sole occupant of the car.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.