A female driver was fortunate to escape more serious injuries when her vehicle came to grief at a notorious Coramba Road black spot west of Coffs Harbour.
A female driver was fortunate to escape more serious injuries when her vehicle came to grief at a notorious Coramba Road black spot west of Coffs Harbour. Frank Redward

Good Samaritan assists victim of SUV flip on Coramba Road

A MOTORIST had a narrow brush with more serious injury when she lost control of her vehicle at a notorious black spot on Coramba Road west of Coffs Harbour.

It's believed while she was driving east and negotiating a bend, the Mazda Tribute SUV began to veer on the rain-affected road before crossing to the incorrect side.

It then skidded off the road, rolled on to its roof and crashed into tree.

The vehicle came to rest just metres from the deep murky waters of a dam.

Police, ambulance paramedics and Rural Fire Service crews attended and the woman was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus, suffering back and neck injuries.

The incident was reported by another female motorist who drove past the scene moments after the crash and noticed smoke.

Stopping to investigate, she discovered the car and the injured woman.

She said after stopping to lend a hand she discovered the victim of the incident crawling out of the upturned vehicle, badly shaken up and in pain.

Paramedics praised her assistance, saying while many motorists will call Triple Zero (000), few actually stop and help out at the scene.

Police inquiries are continuing.


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