Rain makes Coffs roads dangerous

HEAVY rain and slippery conditions have transformed Coffs Coast roads into hazardous waterways this week.

A man was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus after his car slammed into a semi-trailer 3km south of Urunga yesterday.

The man was driving north on the Pacific Highway when his car crossed to the wrong side of the road and speared into the trailer of the oncoming truck near Ballards Road at 7.45am. The car driver was taken to hospital as a precaution while the truckie was not harmed.

The impact of the collision shattered an axle on the truck, police said.

The highway was closed for 45 minutes while salvage and rescue crews worked at the scene.

Elsewhere, a Kungala man managed to scramble free from his wreck on the Orara Way near his home at 11.50am on Thursday.

The 47-year-old was driving his Ford Courier ute north and was about 200 metres south of Bluff Bridge when he swerved to avoid a kangaroo, he told police.

He lost control, careered off the road and the car flipped onto its roof.

Luckily, the man was not injured.

Police are continuing their investigations into both accidents.

If you have information about them, contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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