Condo local in hospital after crashing into Forbes dentist

A 52-year-old Condobolin woman has been seriously injured after being trapped under the front of her vehicle in Forbes last Thursday.

• A 52-year-old Condobolin woman was trapped under the front of her car after crashing into the Forbes Family Dentists last Thursday. Photo: The Forbes Advocate

By Lara Pearce

A 52-year-old Condobolin woman has been seriously injured after being trapped under the front of her vehicle in Forbes last Thursday.

At around 4:40pm, police and ambulance were called to the Forbes Family Dentists building on Templar Street in Forbes with reports of an injured woman at the location.

Witnesses told police that the woman had reverse parked her Ford station wagon and, when getting out of the car, had accidentally hit the accelerator. The car jumped the kerb and reversed through the wall of the dentists, trapping her under the front of the car.

Witnesses were quick on the scene, freeing the woman and rendering first aid. She had seriously injured one of her legs and was treated by paramedics before being taken to Forbes Hospital.

The 52-year-old was later transferred to Orange Base Hospital in a stable condition.

No one else was injured in the incident, as the Forbes Family Dentists had closed its doors shortly before hand and no staff or patients were in the reception area or on the kerb.

Police stated that the vehicle was seized and will undergo a mechanical examination.

Young life lost in crash

Local stock agent, Jaye Davie, has tragically lost his life in a car crash on Sunday evening.

• Jaye Davie worked for Forbes Livestock as a stock agent. Photo by David Mackay

By Lara Pearce

Local stock agent, Jaye Davie, has tragically lost his life in a car crash on Sunday evening.

The 21-year-old was on his way to his family’s property near Forbes when his ute rolled ten kilometres out of Bogan Gate on Henry Parkes Way. He had been spending the weekend in Condobolin.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash at around 7pm on Sunday, where they found a white Toyota Landcruiser resting on its roof.

Police and ambulance paramedics attempted to revive Jaye, but unfortunately were not successful.

In a statement, police said that initial enquiries suggest that the vehicle veered off the road before sliding on gravel and rolling a number of times before coming to rest on its roof.

Jaye has been working for Forbes Livestock as a stock agent since 2012. On their website, Forbes Livestock described him as “a local boy with a passion for the livestock and rural industries.”

Jaye worked extensively in the Lachlan Shire and had many friends in the area. Condolences and tributes have been posted on social media, describing Jaye as a great young man mature beyond his years and full of energy and passion.

Jaye was very involved with the Forbes Camel Races and even featured in an article in The Daily Telegraph in 2010 for being named Forbes Camel Cup champion.

The Forbes Camel Races committee posted a tribute to the cameleer on their Facebook page.

“Our committee would like to send our deepest condolences to the Davie Family at this very sad time,” it read. “It is hard to believe such a bright young man has been taken away at a young age. RIP Jaye, you will be sadly missed.”

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