Video captures Australian driver narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic

A woman and child were inside the car and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Nail-biting footage released by Australian authorities shows a car with a woman and child inside careening through traffic, barely missing several vehicles while traveling at a high speed. 

The Northern Territory Police Force is investigating the Sept. 22 incident in Coconut Grove. A Toyota Hilux pickup was seen driving towards Darwin City around 5 p.m. when the female driver lost control, police said. 

She failed to make a turn and was seen narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic and going onto the opposite side of the road with cars waiting at a traffic light. 

The vehicle eventually crashed into a nearby business. 

"It is incredibly lucky no one else was injured in this incident. Drivers are reminded to always drive with due care and attention," police Superintendent Daniel Shean said. 

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The woman and the child were taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.