P-plater loses control

A young driver lost control of his vehicle in Orlando Street yesterday.
A young driver lost control of his vehicle in Orlando Street yesterday.

A P-PLATER lost control of his car in the wet and crashed into a tree yesterday in north Coffs Harbour.

Emergency services responded to the single vehicle accident on Orlando Street, just past the GDT Seccombe Cl intersection, at 10.26am.

The force of the impact crushed the driver’s door and the 18-year-old driver remained trapped in the vehicle for a short time.

He was freed after NSW Ambulance Service paramedics examined the extent of his injuries and was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital in a stable condition with suspected neck injuries.

Police closed one lane of traffic while ambulance, NSW Fire and Rescue and State Emergency Services crews responded.

Officers interviewed the young driver at the Coffs Harbour Hospital yesterday afternoon.

Investigations are continuing.

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