Car smashes through barrier and onto Sydney beach 10m below


Emergency crews were called to Maroubra in the city’s east just after 2.30pm when a vehicle travelling along Marine Parade went through a metal fence.

It landed on the sand below, trapping the male driver, aged in his 70s, for a short period.

A female occupant, also in her 70s, was found in the back of the car and paramedics believe she could have been “somehow ejected from the front seat”.

Rescue workers at the scene of a car crash on Maroubra beach, after it plunged 10 metres onto the sand below. Picture: AAPSource:AAP

The car landed on the sand at Maroubra Beach after it crashed through a barrier on Marine Parade and ended up on the sand. Picture: Christian Gilles

The car landed on the sand at Maroubra Beach after it crashed through a barrier on Marine Parade and ended up on the sand. Picture: Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia

The elderly female passenger was found by rescue crews in the back of the car. Picture: Christian Gilles

The elderly female passenger was found by rescue crews in the back of the car. Picture: Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia

Both were flown by a rescue helicopter to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition, the man suffering chest, head and lower limb injuries and the woman with spinal and chest injuries.

The pair have been placed in induced comas and are in a critical condition. No one else was injured in the incident.

The elderly couple crashed their car through a barrier on Marine Parade. Picture: Christian Gilles

The elderly couple crashed their car through a barrier on Marine Parade. Picture: Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia

Police established a crime zone as a result of the crash and a rescue helicopter rushed the elderly couple to hospital in a critical condition. Picture: Christian Gilles

Police established a crime zone as a result of the crash and a rescue helicopter rushed the elderly couple to hospital in a critical condition. Picture: Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia

Maroubra’s sands are typically filled with people, but being a rainy day in Sydney, the beach was relatively quiet.

Authorities say it’s unclear how the incident occurred and investigations are continuing.



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