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Woman charged after driving off cliff at Bar Beach

A woman has been charged after allegedly driving her car off a cliff and striking a woman at Bar Beach yesterday.

At about 10.15am (Thursday 24 September), emergency services were called to Bar Beach after reports a Volkswagen Golf had driven over a cliff and landed on the beach.

A 40-year-old woman was struck by the car, while her 18-month-old child narrowly avoided being hit.

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The woman was taken to John Hunter Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver, a 46-year-old woman, was also taken to hospital suffering multiple fractures. She remains in a serious condition.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, the woman was placed under arrest while in hospital today (Friday 25 September).

The Wallsend woman was charged with drive manner dangerous cause grievous bodily harm and a bedside hearing was conducted today where she was refused bail. She is due to re-appear in Newcastle Local Court on 1 October.