Three injured after car drives off cliff at Bar Beach

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The car being pulled from the water at Bar Beach this afternoon. Photos: Elizabeth Symington

Two women and a child have been injured after a car drove off a cliff and crashed onto a beach in Newcastle today.

About 10.25am (Thursday 24 September 2020), emergency services were called to Bar Beach in Newcastle, following reports that a car had gone off a cliff.

Police have been told the white Volkswagen Golf drove off the cliff from the top car park and landed on the sand.

A 40-year-old woman and her infant child, who were on the beach, were struck by the car. The woman sustained possible leg fractures and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. The child suffered minor scratches.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 32-year-old woman, was treated at the scene for minor injuries before being taken to the same hospital where she will also undergo mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police are investigating reports there was a male passenger in the Volkswagen.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has dashcam footage, is urged to come forward.

The car park has been cleared and members of the public are being advised to avoid the area.

A retrieval operation is underway to remove the vehicle from the beach.

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