Emergency services were called to the crash at Lakes Estate on Monday morning. Photo by Frank Redward.
Emergency services were called to the crash at Lakes Estate on Monday morning. Photo by Frank Redward.

Young driver cut from wreckage in busy Coffs Harbour street

EMERGENCY services descended upon busy Lakes Drive this morning in response to a single-car smash.

The car had travelled approximately 200 metres along the road, in a southerly direction, before colliding with a tree.

Emergency services were called to the crash at Lakes Estate on Monday morning. The driver had to be cut from the wreckage. Photo: Frank Redward.
Emergency services were called to the crash at Lakes Estate on Monday morning. The driver had to be cut from the wreckage. Photo: Frank Redward.

A neighbour watering his garden and a morning walker called triple 000 at around 9.30am.

The driver may have passed out at the wheel as witnesses say he was semiconscious when they went to assist him.

NSW Police, State Emergency Service (SES) and NSW Ambulance all attended the scene.

Emergency services were called to the crash at Lakes Estate on Monday morning.
Emergency services were called to the crash at Lakes Estate on Monday morning.

The 26-year-old driver was trapped for some time before the SES were able to cut the back door and central pillar to free him.

The Advocate understands the driver did not suffer any fractures but was taken to hospital suffering back, hip, neck and shoulder pain.

Paramedics used spinal precautions while transferring him for further treatment.

More details to come



Store abuzz with excitement when new millionaire walked in

Premium Content Store abuzz with excitement when new millionaire walked in

The Toormina store was buzzing this morning when the new millionaire came forward...

Win $20,000 cash or $100 gift cards

Premium Content Win $20,000 cash or $100 gift cards

What sort of difference would $20,000 make in your life?

Fingers crossed for 2022 after Big Bash cash splash

Premium Content Fingers crossed for 2022 after Big Bash cash splash

More money bowled at T20 fixture with assurances Coffs will get another shot