Driver trapped after driving off cliff

13 March 2017

Written by: Samuel Findlay

Mornington driver saved by tree in Mount Martha.

An 18-year-old male has been rescued after veering off a Mornington Peninsula road on Sunday night.

The driver lost control of his vehicle at around 9:35 p.m., rolling off the cliff face into a tree, preventing the vehicle from falling a further 50 metres into the water below.

Emergency crews worked for two hours to free the 18-year-old driver from the tree.

The male escaped serious injury and was treated for scratch wounds at Frankston Hospital.

Police are currently undergoing a further investigation to determine the cause of the accident.