Near-Death experience of Miss Universe Australia Rachel Finch

Rachel Finch was third runner-up at Miss Universe 2009.
Rachel Finch was third runner-up at Miss Universe 2009.

Mother-of-one Rachael Finch has flipped her car during the Mazda celebrity challenge race at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Saturday.

The 25-year-old, who gave birth to her daughter Violet just five months ago, escaped the dramatic accident unscathed.

Finch’s Mazda race car flipped onto its roof and crashed into a tyre barrier after she veered off track and into the gravel.

During the incident, her car was also hit by fellow celebrity driver, Clint Stanaway.

Finch’s husband Michael Miziner witnessed the crash while standing track side with the couple’s baby daughter Violet.

After several racing stewards rushed to her aid, Rachael emerged from her smashed car smiling and waving to a very relieved crowd.

he was promptly checked over by onsite paramedics who gave her the all clear and escorted her off the track.

Hours after the crash she tweeted: ‘Certainly didn’t think when I got up this morning I’d be rolling my car hours later! That’s racing as they say. Back of grid tomorrow grr!’

Rachel with her daughter.
Daughter violet was born last September.
Everyone was relieved when Rachel waved to the crowd after coming out of the car.
Her over-turned car.

News/Pictures courtesy: & Channel 10