The Courier-Mail

DRIVES UP TREES AND LEAVES

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A FOUR-wheel drive was left hanging from a tree after it was hit by an out-ofcontrol vehicle in suburban Melbourne yesterday morning.

Police said an elderly driver put his foot on the accelerato­r instead of the brake while driving through Oakley.

His vehicle then surged forward and hit the 4WD which was sent into the air before dropping down to become wedged between a tree and a fence. The rear of the car was left sev- eral metres above the ground as it plunged nose forward.

The driver of the 4WD, a man aged in his 40s, suffered non-life threatenin­g injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A witness said he saw a man hanging from the driver’s side door of the vehicle which was a metre off the ground.

An 83-year-old man and his female passenger were not injured.

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