Two women and a child are injured after a car passes through a barrier and plunges 20 meters from the cliff to the beach below
- A car crashed meters off a cliff at Bar Beach in Newcastle on Thursday
- It hit several pedestrians along the way, but none of them were seriously injured
- The car is believed to hit the corner of a parking garage at Bather’s Way
- Shocking photos show the wreckage of the car in shallow water on the beach
A car plowed through a barrier and crashed down a cliff at least 20 meters before landing on the beach below.
Emergency services were called to Bar Beach in Newcastle at approximately 10:25 AM after reports that a car had driven off a cliff.
Police have learned that the white Volkswagen Golf has run off the cliff from the top grass parking lot and landed on the sand.
A 40-year-old woman and her young child, who were on the beach, were hit by the car.
It is believed that the car drove over the corner of a grassy parking lot at the Bather’s Way lookout before plunging 20 meters below onto rocks and sand
Ambulance workers were called to Bar Beach in Newcastle just after 10:20 on Thursday to treat two elderly patients and a child
The woman suffered possible fractures and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. The child got small scratches.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 32-year-old woman, was treated for minor injuries on the spot before being taken to the same hospital, where she will also undergo mandatory tests.
Police are investigating reports that a male passenger was in the Volkswagen.
Shocking photos show the wreckage of the car that got stuck on the beach in shallow water, when two people were taken on stretchers by paramedics.
A witness said the car was ‘in the air’ before it hit the fence.
I walked to the parking lot. This white car came right through the parking lot. It was in the air and it didn’t slow down, ” the witness said Newcastle Herald.
I heard a bang when he hit the gate. Then it disappeared. ‘
Anyone who has witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to come forward.
The parking lot has been cleared and the public is advised to avoid the area.
A pick-up will be performed to remove the vehicle from the beach.
It is believed the car drove over the corner of a grassy parking lot at the Bather’s Way lookout