Man wanted after fleeing from hospital after crash
Update, 10.49am: THE man who escaped from a horrifying crash that caused a ute to go up in flames is now wanted by police.
Tweed Police said they were seeking help from the community to identify the man who they would like to talk to. Earlier this week My Daily News reported that the car had been found on its site on Sunday night.
Just before 11pm a Ford Ranger Dual cab Utility was driven west along Urliup Rd when it crashed down an embankment and burst into flames.
Police said they attended the scene and spoke to the driver who complained about pains to his shoulder and neck.
He was taken to Tweed Hospital by ambulance.
When police conducted checks they found the driver has given false details and when they went to the hospital they found the man had vanished.
Bilambil Rural Fire Service captain Brian Gillespie his crew had no idea how the car landed the way it did.
HAZMAT was called into help clean up a spill of engine oil that leaked into the creek.
If anyone can assist police, contact Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5536-0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Initial report, August 5: A MAN managed to escape from his car before it burst into flames last night.
The motorist was travelling on Urliup Rd, Bilambil when he crashed, flipping his car on its roof in a creek.
Bilambil Rural Fire Service captain Brian Gillespie his crew had no idea how it landed there.
"Not really quite sure how it landed up there," he said.
"Fluids came out and away it went, it caught fire."
About 5 litres of engine oil leaked from the vehicle into surrounds and HAZMAT were called into contain the spill inthe creek.
Police attended the scene but are unavailable for comment at this time.
Captain Gillespie said the man walked away with minimal injuries.