Young men lucky to be alive after flipping car in police chase

FOUR young men have somehow walked away with only minor injuries – or none at all – after the car they were in flipped onto its roof in a high-speed crash south of Sydney.

The men’s Ford Falcon was spotted speeding south along the Hume Highway at Menangle around 1.10am.

Police said the vehicle was travelling well above the sign-posted speed limit and the driver allegedly refused to stop.


A pursuit was initiated but ended when the Falcon crashed a short time later, flipping and landing on its roof in the Partridge VC Rest Area.

Police were quick on the scene, with one officer racing to extinguish the car’s engine bay which had caught alight while the other helped free the driver and three passengers.

Miraculously, all four men were spared serious injury. Two of the occupants sustained only minor injuries while the other two managed to walk away unhurt.

The 21-year-old driver and injured passenger were taken to hospital for treatment and further medical checks.

The driver is likely to be charged once he is released from hospital, police said.

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