- Authorities are trying to determine how an overhead sign fell on a woman’s car as she was driving on a freeway Tuesday, Nine News Australia reports.
- The 53-year-old woman sustained minor neck injuries, but she survived the accident.
- Her car, however, was destroyed.
- No other cars were hit.
- Authorities told Nine News Australia reports that there were no warning signs this would happen.
Authorities are trying to determine how an overhead sign fell on a woman’s car as she was driving on a highway Tuesday, Nine News Australia reports.
Nella Lettieri was driving on Tullamarine Freeway in Melbourne on Tuesday evening when an overhead sign came loose, crushing her SUV, footage shows.
VIDEO: Woman narrowly escapes death when sign plummets onto freeway in Melbourne, Australia pic.twitter.com/l7Gb460CzB
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The 53-year-old woman sustained minor neck injuries, but she survived the crash and is in stable condition, per Nine News Australia. Her car was destroyed but no other cars were hit, the outlet noted.
Ali Murad, who was driving behind Lettieri at the time, captured footage of the incident on his car’s dash cam.
“She was driving a big SUV, I was driving a smaller car… it would have crushed my car,” Murad told Nine News Australia.
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The sign had been in place in since 2017. And multiple authorities familiar with the incident say they are unsure why it fell.
“There was no visible sign this was going to occur,” Robyn Seymour a spokesperson for VicRoads, which controls the signage, told Nine News Australia.
Initial investigations into how the sign fell have begun to take place. Major Roads Project Victoria, Victoria Police, and engineers will inspect all similar signs, per Nine News Australia.
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