Craning to see: Workers look on as a crane removes the ute from the Cudgen Creek.
Craning to see: Workers look on as a crane removes the ute from the Cudgen Creek. Supplied

Ute upside down in Tweed creek

NO doubt the driver of a Holden Rodeo had that sinking feeling when his/her ute ended up on its roof in a Tweed Coast creek.

Tweed Police Inspector Darren Steel said investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which occurred early Monday morning at Bogangar, were continuing.

It appeared the car left Rosewood Avenue about 2.40am, crashed through a property fence and landed in the shallow creek.

“A resident heard what they believed to be an accident and called police,” Insp Steel said.

“Police attended and they found a white Holden Rodeo Utility partially submerged in Cudgen Creek.

“There was no person in the vehicle.”

Tweed District Rescue Squad president Jamie Stoddart said the ute landed upside down in about a metre of water.

“A rescue operator entered the water and checked the car to make sure no one was inside,” Mr Stoddart said.

“Tweed Hazmat was called in to contain oil and fuel leaking from the car.”

The ute was recovered the following morning.

The NSW Ambulance Services and Rural Fire Service also attended.

Insp Steel said no one has been charged over the incident. Police are still making enquiries in an effort to identity of the driver.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.


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