Saved from fire

A URUNGA woman will now face court after she was pulled from her burning wreck on the Pacific Highway.

The dramatic events unfolded just after 3am on Friday when a 1999 Holden Vectra hatch was stolen from Grafton Street in Coffs Harbour.

The car was spotted heading south on the Pacific Highway just north of Clybucca at 7.40am and police tried to intercept it further south at Telegraph Point.

Officers allege the vehicle was being driven erratically, which included swerving, crossing unbroken lines and overtaking.

Police chased it south and further allege the car was rocketing along the highway at speeds of up to 180km/h.

The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road, slammed into two small trees and burst into flames.

Stunned officers had to force open a door to pull the woman to safety and they extinguished the engine fire.

The woman miraculously escaped injury but she was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for observation.

A Urunga woman, 24, will appear in court on charges of police pursuit, dangerous driving, driving a conveyance without the owner’s consent, driving while disqualified, and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.



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