Father and daughter lucky to be alive after freak driveway accident

A YOUNG father and his four-year-old daughter are lucky to be alive today after they became trapped under the family car when it reportedly rolled on top of them in the driveway of their Springfield home on the NSW Central Coast.

The freak accident happened in the driveway of the family’s Woolard Road home at around 6pm on Friday.

Police say it’s believed the pair got out of the Honda CR-V and began to walk in front of it, when the vehicle rolled over them.


The little girl escaped with only minor foot injuries and was taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment.

Her 26-year-old father was trapped under the vehicle for some time, before being airlifted to Royal North Shore in a stable condition with pelvic injuries.

Inquiries into the incident continue.