P-plater flies off bend in road

CLOSE CALL: Police redirect oncoming traffic while workers retrieve the female P-plater's Nissan dual-cab from a ditch on Thursday afternoon. Picture: Kate Healy
CLOSE CALL: Police redirect oncoming traffic while workers retrieve the female P-plater's Nissan dual-cab from a ditch on Thursday afternoon. Picture: Kate Healy

A P-plate driver and her passenger were lucky to survive after veering off a bend on the Midland Highway and plunging eight metres down a ditch.

Leading Senior Constable Simon Barker said the woman and man, both aged in their late teens, were travelling north of Creswick before the driver lost control of her Nissan dual-cab about 5pm on Monday.

But despite the massive drop they managed to walk away with only minor injuries, including a scraped elbow.

"It was due to wet weather and driving inexperience," Leading Senior Constable Barker said.

"They were very lucky."

The car was lifted out of the ditch with a big crane on Thursday afternoon.

Leading Senior Constable Barker said no charges would be laid over the incident.