Two young men have miraculously survived a terrifying ordeal after their four-wheel-drive plummeted 10 metres down a cliff and into an elderly woman’s backyard.
The wet conditions have been blamed for the horror accident in Bellevue Hill in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Saturday night which resulted in the Jeep landing upside down on its roof.
The young driver, 19 told police he had to brake suddenly on Bellevue Road to avoid another car and mounted the curb and crashed through a fence, not realising the 10 metre drop until it was too late.
Ninety-year-old Marie was in her lounge room when she got the shock of her life as the car plunged into her garden.
Shocked resident Marie, 90, (pictured) saw the jeep plummet 10 metres into her backyard
‘All of the sudden, I thought ‘what’s that,’ Marie told reporters.
‘I saw this red thing coming down and the noise, it was unbelievable.’
The driver, 19 and his passenger, 20, managed to crawl out crumpled wreckage via the boot.
The injured men were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital suffering from spinal pain.
Both men have since been given the all clear and discharged from hospital.
‘After such a significant fall, these boys are very lucky not have sustained more serious injuries,’ NSW Ambulance Acting Inspector Mathew Baxter said.
The four-wheel-drive (pictured) landed upside down on its roof after plunging off a cliff
The Jeep remains in Marie’s backyard and will be winched out by a crane
Police investigations continue as officers spent Sunday examining the scene.
The crumpled Jeep is still in Marie’s backyard and will have to winched out by crane.
Her back porch was also damaged in the incident.
‘It’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to me,’ Marie said.
‘It could have been worse, at least the men are alright.’
The two young men injured in the accident at Bellevue Hill were treated for spinal pain but have since been given the all clear and released from hospital
The accident happened hours before a horrific crash claimed the lives of two teens in Sydney’s south-west.
Emergency services were called to the Cowpasture Road and The Horsley Drive roundabout in Abbotsbury at about 4.20am on Sunday after reports a Holden Commodore SS had smashed into a pole.
Two teenagers aged 15 and 17 were thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
Another injured 17-year-old boy remains in Liverpool Hospital.
A man, 37, has since been charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.
He was bailed to appear in Liverpool Local Court on November 25.
Police allege the Commodore was stolen from a home at Edmondson Park prior to the crash.
The accident occured hours before a horror crash claimed two young teens in Sydney’s south-west near Fairfield. Pictured are emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash