Car becomes missile in Melbourne

Elderly driver lucky to escape terrifying crash

AN ELDERLY man is lucky to escape with his life after he sped into a parked car and became airborne before ploughing into a building in Melbourne.

The driver, believed to be aged 95, was treated for leg injuries and taken to hospital for observation on Thursday.

"I'm just glad that no one got hit," Grant Fisher, the owner of the parked car, told reporters on Friday.

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"(The driver) was conscious, he was in his car, he was sitting up, they hadn't removed him from the car they were just checking on him." 

However, it could have been so much worse.

In dramatic dash-cam footage, the car driven by the man can be seen hurtling over a nature strip, launch off Mr Fisher's car, narrowly miss a pole and, finally, stopped when it crashes into the building.

Another gobsmacked motorist can be seen in the video as the car hurtles narrowly past.

Mr Fisher, who was visiting the Warringal Private Hospital in Heidelberg, said he heard announcements about the crash and went outside to find his wrecked car.

However, the dash-cam footage was still intact.


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