Albury woman’s lucky escape

POLICE say a 48-year-old woman is lucky she wasn’t injured more severely when she drove into a three-metre ditch off the Hume Highway on Saturday morning.

The Albury woman took the Thurgoona exit on her way to pick up a friend but veered right into the table drain about 9.30am.

Police are yet to find out what caused her to leave the road.

“From all accounts it could have ended a lot worse,” Sen-Constable Nick Fahy said.

“She went to take the exit but veered off the road — we’re continuing to investigate why.”

The woman was taken to Albury hospital for observation.

Back at the scene her bronze Toyota Camry remained in the ditch with a smashed window but looking otherwise unscathed.

That was proved when a tow-truck worker was able to drive the car out of the ditch.

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