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Carlton Audi crash baffles as driver swaps with passenger in van on Planthurst Road

Baffling moment an Audi sedan slams into a parked SUV and then SWAPS drivers with a passing van before police arrive

  • CCTV footage caught bizarre driver-swap after crash in Carlton, south Sydney
  • An Audi sedan is seen ploughing into the back of a parked SUV on Friday night 
  • The driver swaps with a driver from a passing van before the van takes off
  • Paramedics arrived on scene and found a 46-year-old man in the driver’s seat 

A driver has been caught on camera swapping vehicles with the motorist of a van after their Audi crashed into a parked car.  

CCTV footage captured the bizarre driver-swap at Planthurst Road in Carlton, in Sydney’s south, on Friday night.

The Audi sedan is seen ploughing into the back of a parked SUV, sending the vehicle into the Holden Commodore parked in front of it.

The Audi sedan is seen ploughing into the back of a parked SUV, sending the vehicle into the Holden Commodore parked in front of it

A driver has been caught on camera swapping vehicles with a driver of a van after their Audi crashed into a parked car (pictured, the driver-swap caught on camera)

A driver has been caught on camera swapping vehicles with a driver of a van after their Audi crashed into a parked car (pictured, the driver-swap caught on camera)

A white van following closely behind then pulls over next to the car pileup.

The driver of the Audi steps out of their vehicle before going into the van.

A person appears to take their old place in the driver’s seat of the Audi.

The van takes off, leaving the Audi and new driver behind at the scene of the crash. 

A passing taxi later pulls up before concerned passengers hop out to check in on the driver.

Paramedics arrived shortly afterwards and found a 46-year-old man uninjured and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Kye Michelutti, who owns the Commodore that was damaged in the crash, said he had just bought his vehicle. 

‘I just bought it, I just done a blue slip and a green slip for it,’ he told 9News.

‘The RTA have been having trouble registering it because of a problem with their system, if they let me rego it the other day it wouldn’t even be sitting there.’

The van (pictured) takes off, leaving the Audi and new driver behind at the scene of the crash

The van (pictured) takes off, leaving the Audi and new driver behind at the scene of the crash

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