Car takes off just missing home

RESIDENTS of a home at South Murwillumbah had an alarming wake-up call on Sunday night.

A car appeared to have lost control on Tweed Valley Way and drove through their front fence, narrowly missing the home.

Murwillumbah Fire Service Captain Greg Hayes said the incident occurred about midnight.

“The car left the road, drove up an embankment and went about three- or four-metres in the air,” Const Hayes said.

“It landed in between the house and a power pole.

“The house received no damage, except to the front fence which we had to be cut away to free the driver.”

Const Hayes said the driver was taken to the Murwillumbah District Hospital and was suffering from minor injuries.

“Tweed Shire Council was called due to a damaged water pipe and Country Energy attended as the power pole was damaged.”

The Tweed District Rescue Squad, and Murwillumbah police and ambulance services were also in attendance.

At time of printing, the state’s holiday road toll had risen to 14 following the death of a woman in a crash near Mudgee.

This brought the national toll to 45, with NSW recording the highest figure, followed by Victoria with 11, Western Australia on seven, and Queensland on six.

Tasmania has had four deaths on their roads, South Australia two, Northern Territory one and the Australian Capital Territory remains on zero.

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