Miracle as teens survive terrifying, 20m fall from cliff

TWO teenagers have miraculously escaped serious injury after their 4WD plunged 20m off a cliff at Forster in NSW.

Police have been told the 17-year-old driver and his 16-year-old female passenger had been sitting in the vehicle in the carpark at Second Head Lookout on North Street about 9.30pm on Monday, when they went to drive away.

Instead, the car crashed through the barrier and fell 20m down the cliff face, landing 20m below on rocks.


Police say it was only a large boulder that actually stopped the RAV4 from continuing into the ocean.

Another car parked at the lookout alerted emergency services after watching the horror accident unfold.

The two teenagers managed to climb from the wreckage of the vehicle. They were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Manning Base Hospital for treatment of minor cuts, bruises and possible concussion.

The teen driver has also undergone mandatory testing.

Investigations are ongoing.