Driver's lucky escape

A 23-YEAR old Woolgoolga woman had a lucky escape yesterday when the car she was driving spun off the Pacific Highway and landed on the edge of a cane drain.

Although shaken, the woman was uninjured and thankful she hadn't collided with any other cars on the highway.

At around 3pm the woman had been driving north to the Gold Coast in heavy rain when she said her car lost control near the Chatsworth Island turn off.

“I was only going 80km when the car just started slipping and I did a full 360,” she said.

“I was lucky there were no cars coming the other way.”

The woman said she had been driving slowly because of the poor conditions.

In fact she said she had stopped six to seven times before the accident because of heavy rain and poor visibility.

The Maclean Fire Brigade attended the accident and helped a tow truck pull the car out of the cane drain that was full of water.

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