Female driver dies after her car plunged over cliff – just hours after a teenager escaped unscathed in an eerily similar incident
- Woman died when her car plunged off a cliff
- Man escaped unscathed when he lost control hours earlier
- Police urge motorists to take care on the road
Two separate crashes in Victoria’s high country saw two cars plunge off the edge of different cliffs, leaving one woman dead and three others lucky to be alive.
Victoria Police have issued a desperate plea to motorists to take extra care on the roads this public holiday long weekend after a horror crash brought the state’s road toll to a 16-year high.
Emergency services were called to Toombon near Mt Baw Baw in the state’s east on Saturday following reports a car lost control and went 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 separate incidents within 12 hours of each other in Victoria’s alpine region (pictured, the wreckage of a fatal car crash that left one woman dead)
Investigations are continuing into the fatal crash that killed a woman and left two other, a teenage girl and a man in his 20s injured (pictured, emergency services at the scene)
An 18-year-old man miraculously escaped injury after driving off a cliff in Warrnambool late Friday night (pictured, the wreckage of the car he was driving)
‘A teenage female is in a stable condition with shoulder pain and a man believed to be in his 20s has bruising to his head and appears to be in a stable condition,’ an Ambulance Victoria spokesman said.
Police have launched an investigation into crash.
Just 12 hours earlier, an 18-year-old man from Warrnambool, in the state’s west, survived a three-metre fall off a cliff along Mount Muller Rd at Mirimbah near Mount Buller.
The teen lost control of his Holden Trailblazer and plunged down a cliff on Friday night, sparking a late night large-scale rescue operation.
The vehicle’s fall was stopped by trees.
Terrifying photos showing the car resting on its side.
A large scale operation involving police, SES, CFA, Fire Rescue Victoria, paramedics and a local towing company managed to retrieve the car and rescue the teen.
He was assessed by paramedics at the scene but didn’t have any physical injuries.
Emergency services were called to the scene at at Mirimbah on Friday night and managed to retrieve the car (above) with the help of a local towing service
A woman died after her car plunged off the cliff in Toombon at about 10.20am on Saturday
Acting Assistant Commissioner of Road Policing, Martin O’Brien, warned Victorians to stay vigilant this public holiday long weekend.
‘Whether you’re travelling across the state this weekend or heading to the alpine regions, please take extra care on the roads and be sure to drive to the conditions,’ he said.
‘Everyone has a responsibility on the road, and everyone must make safety their number one priority when getting behind the wheel.’