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Driver ends up on roof after dune collapses beneath him

  • Four-wheel-drive has been filmed rolling off a sand dune and into the ocean
  • Francois Van Zyl was filmed driving car along a beach in Wilbinga, north of Perth
  • Vehicle slides out over a steep shelf before rolling down dune and into waves

A four-wheel-drive has been caught on camera rolling off a sand dune and into the crashing waves at a remote beach.

Francois Van Zyl was driving his Toyota Landcruiser through the sand in Wilbinga, just north of Perth, when he suddenly lost control.

The car slides out over a steep shelf before rolling down the dune and into the ocean.

A four-wheel-drive has been caught on camera rolling off a sad dune and into the crashing waves at a remote beach

The crash occurred on Australia Day on Friday at the spot just past Two Rocks.

Mr Van Zyl posted the video to Facebook that evening, captioning it ‘just another day on the beach’.

The footage has been viewed more than 250,000 times in less than two days.

As the car gathers momentum it appears to slide across the sand and towards the dune face.

As the car gathers momentum it appears to slide across the sand and towards the dune face

As the car gathers momentum it appears to slide across the sand and towards the dune face

It flies over the shelf and completely flips over, landing in the water. The vehicle eventually comes to a stop perilously surrounded by crashing waves

It flies over the shelf and completely flips over, landing in the water. The vehicle eventually comes to a stop perilously surrounded by crashing waves

It flies over the shelf and completely flips over, landing in the water.

The vehicle eventually comes to a stop perilously surrounded by crashing waves.

Emergency services attended the beach late on Friday evening to remove the car before the tide potentially swept it out to sea. 



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