Mum-to-be double parks

A HEAVILY pregnant Toormina woman was lucky to escape without serious injuries when her vehicle was left wedged between two floors of the multi-storey Castle St car park about 8.35am yesterday.

The 27-year-old driver apparently misjudged her park when she drove into the space on level 5 of the building and as a result her red Holden Commodore sedan mounted the barrier and collided with the wire mesh, pushing the car against another unattended parked vehicle.

Her car ended up wedged up to the windscreen through the internal gap between parking levels.

The young driver, who is seven months pregnant, was unable to open the front doors of her car, which were wedged tight in the accident.

She was helped out of a back door by bystanders.

Sgt Dave Sams of Coffs Harbour Police said the woman's car was extracted from its precarious position using the winch on a police truck. Police were then able to drive the car to ground level, where it was towed away.

Sgt Sams said there was no indication of any mechanical issues with the car.