Car park cliffhanger as woman crashes vehicle through barrier

 smh.com.au  3/14/2018 8:31:00 AM 

Car park cliffhanger as woman crashes vehicle through barrier

A woman is lucky to have avoided serious injury after crashing her car through a shopping centre car park barrier on Wednesday.

It's believed the woman, 56, was attempting to make her way down a ramp in the Westfield Miranda carpark around 11:15am, when her car lost control.

The car was facing a drop of 10 metres.

The car was facing a drop of 10 metres.

Photo: NSW Ambulance

It went through two steel barriers and ended up with two front wheels dangling over the edge – three floors up.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Giles Buchanan told Fairfax Media the woman was very lucky to escape with minor injuries, as her car was facing a drop of 10 metres.

“Had the car crashed through the guard rail completely, we could have been looking at a far more serious outcome,” he said.

A woman is lucky to have avoided serious injury after crashing her car through a shopping centre car park barrier.

A woman is lucky to have avoided serious injury after crashing her car through a shopping centre car park barrier.

Photo: NSW Ambulance

The woman was assisted at the scene by a member of the public before paramedics arrived and treated her for shock and minor injuries from the airbag discharge.

An ambulance then took her to Sutherland Hospital for further observation.

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