Car crashes into tree while driver flees scene

A DRIVER of car displaying a P plate crashed over a five metre high embankment right into a tree and left the scene.

Tweed District Rescue Squad was sent to the crash at Byrrill Creek Rd, Uki about 6.50pm.

"It was a gravel section of road and the driver's lost control coming round the bend," member Jamie Stoddart said.

"It's dropped 5m down an embankment and crashed into a tree."

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command Inspector Bobbie Cullen said the Toyota Hilux was found abandoned.

"The driver's decanted on foot," she said.

"The car ran into a tree."

Insp Cullen said the front end of the vehicle was badly damaged.

The white ute was displaying green 'P' plates.

NSW Ambulance, police, a NSW rural fire unit and the rescue squad were all in attendance.

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