Driver flees after rear ender

THE hunt is on to find the driver of a maroon Holden Commodore, who crashed into the back of another vehicle in Park Beach and fled the scene.

The accident on Ocean Parade at 5.10pm on Thursday left a 58-year-old man and his 49-year-old passenger suffering minor injuries.

They were treated at the scene by ambulance officers as police interviewed witnesses and patrolled the area for the offending vehicle.

It’s believed the couple had stopped at a pedestrian crossing near the Park Beach Bowling Club when the Commodore approached their Nissan X-Trail from the rear crashing into the vehicle’s back bumper.

Police say the Holden drove away from the scene before the drivers had a chance to exchanged details.

Witnesses were unable to make out the car’s numberplate, but it was described as being a maroon red Holden with NSW plates.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or saw the vehicle driving in the Park Beach area at the time is urged to contact Coffs Harbour Police on 66520299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

POLICE were astounded to find an unlicensed drunk teenager behind the wheel of a car in Coffs Harbour early yesterday.

A Mazda utility was clocked speeding along Coramba Road doing 80km/h in a 50km/h at 2.15am.

Officers gave chase stopping the vehicle in Shephard’s Lane.

Police said the ute sped up after seeing the patrol car.

The driver was a 16-year-old boy, who’d never held a licence.

Police breath tested the youth and he returned a reading of 0.130.

The boy was charged with drink driving, unlicensed driving and speeding.

He is due to appear in Coffs Harbour Children’s Court.



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