This Jeep was left a write-off after it was struck by a passing vehicle at Boambee East last night.
This Jeep was left a write-off after it was struck by a passing vehicle at Boambee East last night. FRANK REDWARD

Jeep a write-off after crash

A JEEP parked outside a Boambee East home was thrown onto its roof and extensively damaged after it was struck by a passing vehicle last night.  

Emergency services were called to Linden Avenue at 8.28pm.

Arriving to find a spectacular crash scene, police established a Kia driven by a woman had collided with the parked vehicle.

The force of the impact overturned the Jeep four-wheel-drive.

The owner of the vehicle said he heard a series of loud bangs from the street and went outside to find his car lying on its roof on the roadway. 

The rear panels of the Jeep were compacted almost to the back seat and the axle was left hanging from the undercarriage.

The female driver of the KIA four-wheel-drive, aged in her 40s, suffered head injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Ambulance media said she was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital where she was reported to be in a stable condition receiving treatment for facial injuries.

The woman underwent mandatory blood tests and police are investigating whether alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash.

Neighbours at the scene voiced their disgust at the number of drivers, who speed excessively along the 50km/h street. 

Police said investigations are continuing into the incident and charges are pending.



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