Photo: Supplied by ER24

Johannesburg - Five people had a lucky escape on New Year's Eve after the car they were travelling in lost control and drove off the side of a bridge along Witkoppen Road in Fourways, Johannesburg.

In a statement on Tuesday, ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said the vehicle landed upside down. 

A car plunged off a bridge in Johannesburg. All five occupants survived the New Year's Eve crash Photo: Supplied by ER24

"All emergency services, including ER24, were on the scene just after 10 pm only to find that all five of the car’s occupants (3 male and 2 female adults) had managed to free themselves from the half-submerged wreck. Paramedics helped to walk them out from the river’s edge". 

They were treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

African News Agency (ANA)