A mum and baby have been struck by a car that plunged from a cliff and landed on the beach below.
The 40-year-old pedestrian and her infant child were hit by the white Volkswagen Golf just before 10.25am Thursday on Bar Beach in Newcastle.
The mum sustained possible leg fractures while her child suffered minor scratches. Both were taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment, police said.
The driver of the car was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was taken to the same hospital to undergo mandatory testing.
NSW Ambulance duty operations manager Inspector Jason Saper said it was a “miracle” no one was killed in the incident and those involved were lucky to be alive.
“When we are called to an accident like this, the scene can be quite chaotic. It’s a miracle no one was seriously injured,” he said.
“We did a fantastic job today under very intense and difficult circumstances. They are very lucky to be alive, it was a significant fall from the cliff.”
Police are investigating whether there was a male passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash cam footage has been urged to contact police.
A retrieval operation is underway to remove the vehicle from the beach.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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