Local roads like a demolition derby
CAR-TASTROPHE would describe Coffs Coast roads yesterday.
The mayhem began about 8.30am with a car T-boning another at the lights on the Pacific Highway and Park Beach Road - rolling it over.
Motorist Greg Ray said it was lucky no-one was hurt.
“I was in the right lane, and a man in a red 4WD was in the left lane (turning off the Pacific Highway into Park Beach Road). The lights went green, and we both began to turn, someone went straight through the red light and hit the 4WD drive right in the centre of his car. I braked, and his car hit me and then rolled over.”
“I couldn't open the door to get him out, but luckily there was a lady present who was a nurse, and she calmed him down while we tried to figure out how to get him out. In the end we opened the back door and he climbed over the seats out the back.”
About the same time a man was driving his utility east along Orlando Drive when it left the road and crashed into a telegraph pole. He was taken to hospital with injuries to his shoulder. Sergeant Joe Roach of Coffs Harbour Police said it was important people didn't get complacent with the weather.
“We're urging people to drive to the conditions. The road doesn't have to be wet to be slippery,” he said.