Car goes down the drain

A DRIVE through Park Beach has turned into disaster for a young man who is now faced with a hefty repair bill.

He was driving his 1980s Holden VL Commodore Station wagon on Hogbin Drive when he suddenly lost control near the Prince Street roundabout just before 8pm on Tuesday.

The stunned driver managed to scramble uninjured from the wreck which had come to rest in a muddy table drain.

It remained there for about an hour while police took statements at the scene and tow-truck drivers began their tricky salvage operation.

“The driver was heartbroken as his beloved VL was smashed up and had to be dragged heavily by the tow-truck drivers to get it out of the rocks and mud,” an eyewitness told the Advocate.

Police investigators said alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Their inquiries continue.

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