Family escape highway smash

A MUM and her two kids were left shaken, but unhurt after their car became wedged between a pantech truck and a B-double on the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour this morning.

The bonnet-to-bumper smash near Bailey Ave about 8.45am delayed morning traffic.

Police said the woman was forced to slam on her brakes, but could not avoid running into the rear of the pantech.

The B-double travelling behind also did not have enough time to stop and crashed into the rear of the Holden Commodore station wagon.

The female driver and her two school-aged children were uninjured.

She said she was relieved the child seats in the vehicle protected her children.

Witnesses have helped police to establish the cause of the accident.

The station wagon was quickly towed from the scene, as traffic quickly banked up in the city centre.

Queuing motorists were able to pass the scene via an emergency lane.

The Roads and Traffic Authority advised the northbound highway lanes were reopened at 9.15am.



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