A WARRNAMBOOL P-plater was lucky to survive after her car burst into flames in the early hours of yesterday.
The 19-year-old woman was travelling north on Wangoom Road in Wangoom when she hit a power pole.
Acting Sergeant Cameron Ross, of Warrnambool police, said the woman lost control of the car and was lucky to get out of the car in time.
“The car was smoking when she made the call to triple-0,” he said.
“She wasn’t injured.”
Acting Sergeant Ross said the cause of the crash was still being investigated by police.
Police, paramedics, SES and fire brigades from Warrnambool, Allansford and Wangoom were called to the crash at 4.30am.
It took firefighters an hour to put the blaze out and firefighters used thermal imaging to ensure the fire was completely out.
A spokeswoman for Ambulance Victoria said the woman was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.