FIREFIGHTERS yesterday inspected a car that rolled in vegetation off Piggabeen Road at Tweed Head West.
FIREFIGHTERS yesterday inspected a car that rolled in vegetation off Piggabeen Road at Tweed Head West. Tweed Daily News/Crystal Spencer

Learning to flip, run

A BLUE Holden Barina hatchback lay on its side at Tweed Heads West yesterday, after a learner driver ran off the road and into scrub on Monday night.

Emergency crews were called to the scene about 9am yesterday, but police said they had already dealt with the matter the previous night.

Tweed police told fire crews that the crash occurred about 6.30pm on Monday and that it was a learner driver who had run off the road.

It is understood the driver was transporting several members of their family and were heading west when they lost control of the car.

The vehicle ended up on the opposite side of the road, facing backwards and on its side among the heavy vegetation.

The roof and windows were splattered with mud and the front left tyre was damaged in the crash.

But the circumstances surrounding the crash remained unknown yesterday, with police unable to provide any further details.

They did, however, say it was unlikely anyone had been seriously injured. It is not known if the road was wet at the time of the crash.

A passing motorist is believed to have seen the abandoned car from the roadway yesterday morning and contacted authorities.

Leo Ayoub, station officer for NSW Fire Brigade Tweed Heads, said there was no blood or any sign of injury after inspecting the vehicle.

There did not appear to be any skid marks leading up to the spot where the car came to rest.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said there was no record of the incident on the ambulance database, so it was unlikely paramedics had attended.

Likewise, Tweed District Rescue squad were not contacted to respond to the incident, meaning no one has been trapped in the vehicle at the time.

The car was expected to be towed from the scene yesterday afternoon.



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