A NEWLY licenced P-plater survived a dramatic crash at Yackandandah yesterday afternoon.
Beechworth Leading Sen-Constable Andrew Deegan said a Wodonga man, 18, was driving from Yackandandah on the Wodonga-Yackandandah Road when his car left the road on a sweeping bend at 4.30pm.
Sen-Constable Deegan said the 2000 Toyota Corolla Sedan went down a three-metre embankment, flipped, rear-ended a log, went through a fence and came to rest on its wheels in a paddock.
Several passers-by came to the aide of the teenager, who had his licence for just over a week, and helped police and paramedics stretcher him to an ambulance.
Sen-Constable Deegan said the teenager suffered neck, back and shoulder pain and was taken to Albury Base Hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
"Police and ambulance would like to thank those members of the public that stopped and helped," he said.
Investigations are continuing into the cause but police said driver inexperience may have played a part.