Three people injured after car drives off cliff onto Newcastle beach
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Three people injured after car drives off cliff onto Newcastle beach

Two women and a child have been injured after a car drove off a cliff and fell more than 20 metres onto a beach in Newcastle on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to Bar Beach about 10.25am following reports about the incident.

Police have been told the white Volkswagen Golf drove over the cliff from the top car park and landed on the sand.

A 40-year-old woman and her infant child who were on the beach were struck by the car, police said. The woman sustained possible leg fractures. The child suffered minor scratches.

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The driver of the Volkswagen, a 32-year-old woman, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A car landed on Bar Beach in Newcastle on Thursday after driving over the edge of a cliff.

A car landed on Bar Beach in Newcastle on Thursday after driving over the edge of a cliff.Credit:Nine News

The three were taken to John Hunter Hospital in stable conditions. The driver was also due to undergo mandatory testing.

"[The car] was airborne, it was straight over it. I said, 'Holy crap'," onlooker Denise Bloomfield told Nine News.

"It wasn't [slowing] down. It was just full-on ... I heard a bang and then it was gone."

Police have commenced an investigation. They are also investigating reports there was a male passenger in the Volkswagen.

The car park has been cleared and members of the public are being advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

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