Driver lucky to be alive after Vic Highway crash

The badly injured woman was airlifted to Darwin last night. Picture: CareFlight.
The badly injured woman was airlifted to Darwin last night. Picture: CareFlight.

A woman is lucky to be alive, after the car she was travelling in on the Victoria Highway, about 60km west of Katherine, crashed into a tree on Monday afternoon.

The crash happened yesterday afternoon, just before 3pm, and the 34-year-old woman appeared to be trapped in the vehicle when St John Ambulance crews arrived.

It is believed the vehicle hit a ditch before colliding with the tree.

The female driver suffered multiple injuries, including suspected broken ribs and lung injuries.

A male passenger managed to free himself from the wreckage of the car. He only suffered minor injuries.

Both were taken to Katherine Hospital in the care of St John Ambulance paramedics.

The woman was later taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital by a fixed wing CareFlight aircraft.

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