Wodonga crash: Mum hauls children from wreckage

5:30PM: A CHILTERN mother pulled her three young children to safety after the car they were in lost control in a crash police say could have been fatal.

Elysia Reade was driving towards Wodonga on Felltimber Creek Road when she lost control on the freshly graded road shortly after 3pm.

The Toyota Land Cruiser fish-tailed and slammed into a tree, pushing the car onto its side.

Mrs Reade said she climbed out of the passenger window and pulled her three children  - Will, 3, Dellah, 19 months, and Hannah, five months - to safety.

All three were uninjured.

Senior Constable Mark Paynter, of Wodonga police, said the trees lining the edge of the road prevented the car from sliding down a bank.

"It stopped her from going down the bank," Sen-Constable Paynter said.

"It could've been a totally different outcome."

Photos from the crash in Wednesday's Border Mail.