Shaken . . . a Sydney woman and her housemate escaped injury when their car ran off the road at Sapphire yesterday morning.
Shaken . . . a Sydney woman and her housemate escaped injury when their car ran off the road at Sapphire yesterday morning.

No one injured in an off-road misadventure



OFF-ROAD driving took on a whole new meaning for some holiday motorists in Coffs Harbour yesterday.

A family-of-four travelling from Sydney to Queensland struck trouble on the Pacific Highway at the Englands Road intersection at 5am.

The driver told police the silver Commodore's cruise control would not switch off on the approach to the roundabout.

The car failed to negotiate the roundabout and ran off the road, but none of the occupants was injured.

A Chippendale woman, 19, and her housemate were on their way to Byron Bay when their Mazda 121 ran off the Pacific Highway at Sapphire at 9.25am.

The driver told police she thought one of the car doors may have opened and she looked around to check. The car veered to the left, hit gravel and the driver lost control. She braked and the car skidded off the road, spun around and came to rest in a ditch.

No-one was injured in the smash.



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