Woman survives after car flattened by falling tree
A WOMAN aged in her 30s has miraculously survived after a massive gum tree fell over the car she was driving during the east coast low.
The accident happened as the woman drove eastbound on Middle Boambee Road, south-west of Coffs Harbour, on Wednesday just after 6.15pm.
Ambulance media said the woman was hospitalised with a number of fractures, including a broken femur.
Coffs Clarence Highway Patrol Supervisor Sergeant Jarrod Langan said because the tree crushed the roof of the Holden Commodore, cutting the woman free took almost two hours.
State Emergency Service crews performed the rescue.
Police said officers on scene believe had the tree fallen even a few millimetres in a different direction the outcome could have been catastrophic.