Wild ride: After hitting a fuel tanker and sugar cane harvester, this car eventually landed in a paddock.
Wild ride: After hitting a fuel tanker and sugar cane harvester, this car eventually landed in a paddock.

Car collides with tanker, harvester

A DRIVER was lucky to walk away after his car collided with a stationary fuel tank and sugar cane harvester at Eviron.

About 9.30pm Wednesday emergency workers were called to 300 Eviron Road by a farmer who heard a loud bang in front of his property.

Murwillumbah Fire Station captain Greg Hayes said it appeared the car left the road.

“It hit a refuelling tank and pushed it about 10 metres,” Mr Hayes said.

“The car jumped a cane drain and landed in a cane paddock underneath a cane harvester.

“They were pretty lucky that the tanker rolled with them and they missed a stabilising pole.

“No one was with the vehicle when we arrived on scene.”

Mr Hayes said the car also hit a 44-gallon drum.

“We had to clean up 100 litres of oil.

“We got Hazmat down from Tweed Heads to assist us with the clean up.”

Police, ambulance, Tweed District Rescue Squad and the Rural Fire Service also attended the incident.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 55360999.



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