A car crashes into Australia’s most famous blowhole, killing a bystander and teetering precariously on the brink of disaster
- The car went out of control and went down the embankment at Kiama Blowhole
- A runaway vehicle struck a passer-by who luckily was not seriously injured
- Firefighters say it was “extreme luck” that no one was injured in the incident.
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A weekend getaway almost ended in tragedy after a car plunged down a steep embankment, hitting a beachgoer near Australia’s most famous blowhole.
Emergency services were called to Kiama Blowhole, south of Sydneya vehicle was reported to have rolled down an embankment on Sunday.
The car sped toward the ocean before hitting a passerby and coming to an abrupt stop just above the rock pools below.
Extraordinary aftermath photos show the unoccupied silver Honda sedan wedged between rocks perched precariously at the cliff’s edge.
This Honda sedan was towed after going down a steep embankment at Kiama Blowhole
A spectator is lucky to be alive after being hit by the runaway vehicle (pictured).
The shocked beachgoer who was hit escaped unharmed and suffered no serious injuries.
“It was extremely fortunate that no one was injured in this incident,” Fire and Rescue NSW’s Kiama Brigade posted on Facebook.
The incident prompted a response from the fire service and police.
“Upon arrival we found that a single vehicle with no one inside had driven downhill from the parking lot near the lighthouse and came to a stop on the rocks just above the rockpool,” added FRNSW.
“Our crew stood by with NSW Police until a tow truck was able to recover the vehicle and then cleaned up a small liquid spill.”
Kiama Blowhole is the largest of its kind in the world and attracts nearly a million visitors each year.
The crashed car was inches from plunging into the ocean