Female driver dies after her car plunged over cliff – just hours after a teen escaped unscathed in a eerily similar incident
- Woman died when her car crashed off a cliff
- The man was released with a fright when he lost control of the wheel hours earlier
- Police are urging motorists to be careful on the road
In two separate crashes in highland Victoria, two cars plunged off the edge of different cliffs, killing a woman and three others who were lucky to be alive.
Victoria Police have issued a desperate appeal to motorists to take extra care on the roads this long bank holiday weekend after a horror crash pushed tolls in the state to a 16-year high.
Emergency services were called to Toombon near Mt Baw Baw in the east of the state on Saturday after reports that a car lost control and drove over a cliff along Donnellys Creek Rd.
The female motorist tragically died at the scene, while two passengers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two cars drove off cliffs in Victoria’s Alpine region within 12 hours of each other in separate incidents (Photo: The wreckage of a fatal car crash that killed a woman)
Further investigations are underway into the fatal accident that killed a woman and injured two others, a teenage girl and a man in his 20s (photo, emergency services at the scene)
An 18-year-old man miraculously escaped injury after driving off a cliff late Friday night in Warrnambool (pictured, the wreckage of the car he was riding in)
“A teenage girl is in stable condition with shoulder pain and a man believed to be in his 20s has bruises on his head and appears to be in stable condition,” said an Ambulance Victoria spokesperson.
The police have launched an investigation into the accident.
Just 12 hours earlier, an 18-year-old man from Warrnambool, in the west of the state, survived a ten-foot fall from a cliff along Mount Muller Rd at Mirimbah near Mount Buller.
The teen lost control of his Holden Trailblazer and plunged off a cliff on Friday night, sparking a large-scale rescue operation late into the night.
The fall of the vehicle was stopped by trees.
Terrifying photos showing the car on its side.
A large-scale operation involving police, SES, CFA, Fire Rescue Victoria, paramedics and a local towing company succeeded in recovering the car and rescuing the teenager.
He was checked at the scene by paramedics, but was not injured.
Emergency services were called to the scene near Mirimbah on Friday evening and managed to recover the car (above) with the help of a local towing service
A woman died at about 10.20am on Saturday after her car jumped off a cliff in Toombon
Acting Assistant Commissioner of Traffic Police Martin O’Brien warned Victorians to remain vigilant over this long weekend of celebrations.
“Whether you’re traveling across the state or heading to the Alps this weekend, please take extra care on the roads and make sure you drive for the conditions,” he said.
“Everyone has a responsibility on the road and everyone has to put safety first when getting behind the wheel.”