MACEDON police are amazed the two occupants of a car which slid down a four-metre embankment in Barkers Creek on Saturday escaped injury.
The car had been heading to Castlemaine about 3.46pm on the Midland Highway when it veered across School Road and down the four-metre embankment.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said a man in his 40s and a female in her 20s were treated for shock and minor abrasions.
Leading Senior Constable Mark Tepper said inexperience was the likely cause of the crash with excessive speed and alcohol ruled out as factors.
"The driver was on a probationary licence and it seems she has misjudged the turn," he said.
"They are both very, very lucky. There's a number of reasonable size gum trees. If they had of hit them or rolled their car, it could easily have been a double fatality."
Three police units and an ambulance attended.