Trio involved in Burringbar crash remain critical

Update: Wednesday October 22, 10.20am 

POLICE have named two people who remain in a critical condition after a head-on collision in Burringbar on Sunday.

Nicholas King, 30, and Bridget Ovcar, 32, were both in Gold Coast University Hospital as of Wednesday morning. 

Tweed-Byron LAC Inspector Gary Cowan said Ms Ovcar, the mother of a six-year-old girl who was also seriously injured in the crash, suffered two fractured femurs and a range of internal injuries and had to be cut from her vehicle. 

Mr King is believed to be in an induced coma with serious head and internal injuries. 

The six-year-old girl remains in the Mater Hospital in Brisbane in a critical, but stable, condition.

The Ballina-based Crash Investigation Unit is continuing Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash.


Update: 3.52pm

THE six-year-old girl injured in a head-on crash in Burringbar on Sunday has been transferred to the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.

It's understood the girl suffered serious internal injuries, along with her 32-year-old mother. 

Tweed-Byron LAC Inspector Gary Cowan said the mother could also be transferred from Tweed Hospital to the Brisbane facility. 

The man, 30, who was driving the other vehicle is still believed to be in a critical condition at Gold Coast University Hospital. 

It's understood blood and urine tests were mandatory for such a serious incident, but it will be at least a week until results are known. 


Update: Tuesday October 21, 9am

POLICE have appealed for witnessed after a head-on collision which left three in hospital. 

Just after 6.20pm Sunday, emergency services were called to Upper Burringbar Rd, Burringbar, responding to reports of a two-car crash. 

A 30-year-old man was trapped in a white Toyota Hilux, and was subsequently airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious chest and shoulder injuries. 

A 32-year-old woman and six-year old girl were assisted out of a Mitsubishi Challenger and both were taken to Tweed Hospital.

The woman and child, who the Tweed Daily News was yesterday told were in a stable condition, are now believed to both have suffered serious internal injuries. 

Tweed-Byron LAC officers, along with the Crash Investigation unit, have begin investigations into the incident. 

Police have asked anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward. 


Update: 9.49am

A MAN is in a critical condition after a head-on crash in Burringbar on Sunday night. 

An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman said the man, aged in his 30s, was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital with severe chest and shoulder injuries.

A woman, also in her 30s, suffered severe leg injuries, while a 6-year-old child only suffered minor injuries.

The woman and child were both taken to Tweed Hospital in a stable condition.


Initial report: Monday October 20, 9.41am

A CHILD was among three people hospitalised after a head-on crash in Burringbar on Sunday night.

About 6.20pm, emergency services responded to the incident on Upper Burringbar Rd.

Tweed District Rescue Squad president Jamie Stoddart said one person was trapped by compression and needed to be cut from their car using specialised rescue equipment.

"One person was flown to hospital by rescue helicopter," Mr Stoddard Said.

"Two others transported by road ambulances, including one child."

More details to come.