Incredible moment ute careers across a seven-lane highway in Darwin
25th September 2021

Incredible moment a ute careers across a seven-lane highway but remains unscathed – before crashing into a business on the other side of the road

  • Ute seen driving from McMillians Road towards Darwin City at 5pm on Thursday 
  • The vehicle careered across several lanes narrowly avoiding all vehicles on road
  • The Toyota Hilux then crashed into a business on the other side of the highway
  • Police said driver allegedly lost control of the ute and failed to negotiate a turn
  • Driver and young child were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries 

The incredible moment a ute careered across a seven-lane highway narrowly avoiding vehicles before crashing into a business on the other side of the road has been captured on camera.

A Toyota Hilux was seen driving from McMillians Road towards Darwin City in the Northern Territory about 5pm on Thursday when the accident happened.

Footage showed the vehicle approach the multi-lane highway at high speeds. 

The car knocked over several cones as it drove over a garden strip at the set of traffic lights.

Footage showed the vehicle approach the multi-lane highway at high speeds as it knocked over several cones when it drove over a garden strip

The Toyota Hilux continued across one side of the road, narrowly missing a white vehicle before it moved through a gap between several cars stopped at a red light on the opposite side of the highway. 

It finally came to a stop when it crashed into a business.

Northern Territory police said the female driver had allegedly lost control of the Toyota Hilux and failed to negotiate a turn.

The Toyota Hilux narrowly avoids a white vehicle on one side of the highway before it moved through a gap between several cars stopped at a red light and crashed into a business

The female driver and a passenger, a young child, were taken to Royal Darwin Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Superintendent Daniel Shean said: ‘It is incredibly lucky no one else was injured in this incident.’

‘Drivers are reminded to always drive with due care and attention.’

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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