Waterfall Way drive ends upside down

TWO elderly women have had a hair-raising ride on the Dorrigo Mountain.

Police, paramedics and the SES were called to Waterfall Way at 4.20pm on Tuesday following reports the occupants of a vehicle had become trapped in a smash.

Investigators said a Dorrigo 77-year-old was driving her Holden Commodore sedan west and had a Dorrigo 71-year-old with her when disaster struck.

The car veered off the road, slammed into a rock wall and flipped on to its roof.

Both women were unable to scramble free and had to be released by emergency services personnel.

Luckily the women sustained only minor cuts and bruising and they were taken to Dorrigo Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated but police have ruled out alcohol and speed as factors.

In other news, Coffs/Clarence police are continuing their road safety campaign this weekend with a high-visibility operation on major roads and back roads.

They are targeting speeding, fatigue, drink-driving and the non-wearing of seatbelts in the blitz which starts tonight.

Acting Sergeant Wally Brooks from Coffs Harbour highway patrol said drivers who got behind the wheel after drinking would be the focus.

“We have had cases where people have walked up to their car drunk and when they've looked around and spotted police they've walked away,” Sgt Brooks said.

“If you plan to drink, put some money aside for a cab to get home. It's better than losing your licence, your job, or your life.”



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