Car drives off cliff and crashes into water

A car has crashed into the sea after veering off a cliff while driving along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road this afternoon.

Multiple emergency crews have been called to the scene in Lorne following reports a vehicle had gone over the edge of a cliff near Lorne.

Victoria Police Sergeant Megan Stefanec is it is not known how many people were inside the vehicle when the crash occurred.

“Investigators have been told a car travelling on the Great Ocean Road left the roadway and veered over a cliff into the ocean about 1.20pm today,” she said in a statement.

“The cause of the crash is yet to be determined and the investigation is ongoing.”

About a dozen emergency vehicles are on the scene.

An SES spokesperson told Nine a “very serious incident” was unfolding along the coastal road.

“VICSES crews are assisting police with a high angle rescue following a vehicle rollover from the road to the beach,” the spokesperson said.

“It appears the vehicle is in the water, with crews with multiple agencies there to assist.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any dashcam footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

More to come.



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