Sedan wrapped around tree in shocking crash

A YOUNG woman is lucky to be alive after wrapping her car around a tree in Adelaide’s north.

The 23-year-old lost control of her Ford sedan on Yorktown Road at Elizabeth Downs just before 6.30am on Sunday.

The sedan slid out, with the passenger side of the vehicle slamming side-on into a tree in the centre median.


Police said it was a heavy collision, with the significant impact driving the tree halfway through the car.

The woman was trapped in the wreck and had to be freed by emergency services.

She was stabilised by paramedics at the scene before being transported to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries.

It is not known what caused the woman to lost control of her car and mount the centre median.

The Major Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.