Driver?s lucky escape
A 19-year-old Queensland woman escaped serious injuries but suffered burns to her right arm and cuts to her leg after the car she was driving hit a light pole in Jonson Street, Byron Bay on Sunday morning bringing live lines to the ground. Inspector Owen King from Byron Bay said the woman, travelling north at about 6.25 am, hit another vehicle in the rear and then allegedly accelerated away. Insp King said the woman lost control of her car and crashed into guard rails protecting a tree in front of the Byron Bay Hot Bread Kitchen. The impact of the crash brought down a light pole, which fell on a taxi at the taxi tank, and a parking sign. Local police, fire and ambulance services attended the accident. The woman was taken to hospital where she was treated and blood samples taken. Police inquiries are continuing.