Three injured after Merc lands on its roof under a bridge

THREE people are lucky to be alive after a Mercedes SUV left the Pacific Highway and came to rest on its roof under a bridge north of Woolgoolga.

It is believed two men and a woman were in the vehicle and one of them called 000 to report the crash after enduring a wild ride down a steep rocky embankment.

It is understood the SUV left the northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway near Mullaway, about 500m south of the Arrawarra interchange, just before 8pm on Monday.

Travelling along the 110kmh southbound lanes of the highway, the vehicle reportedly careered off the roadway and plunged about four metres down a rocky embankment beside the Arrawarra bridge.

The vehicle came to rest on its roof between the concrete bridges in a creek.

Three men were taken to hospital after the Mercedes 4WD they were travelling left the Pacific Highway and overturned underneath a bridge near Mullaway, north of Coffs Harbour tonight.
Three men were taken to hospital after the Mercedes 4WD they were travelling left the Pacific Highway and overturned underneath a bridge near Mullaway, north of Coffs Harbour tonight. Frank Redward

After the triple-0 call was fielded, it took responding emergency services some time to find the overturned vehicle.

Paramedics, assessed the men at the scene and conveyed them to hospital.



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