Three women are lucky to be alive after the car they were travelling in plummeted 30 metres down a construction pit in Flemington.
Rescue workers expressed amazement that the 3 women survived the accident near Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.
According to reports the driver lost control of the sedan while travelling on Ascot Vale Road in Melbourne’s inner north-west. It crashed through temporary fencing and plunged over the edge of the excavation pit before landing on its roof.
A passenger in her twenties had to be winched from the pit to ground level and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
The driver and other passenger weren’t injured and were able to walk away from the crash.