By Phil Mercer
BBC News, Sydney
Two men in south-eastern Australia have survived unharmed after their truck hit a wombat before crashing off the side of a bridge.
Wombats can weigh up to 35kg
Police have said the airborne vehicle then landed in the top of a tree above a river.
They were driving near the coastal town of Mallacoota in Victoria when their truck hit the marsupial.
Australian police said that what happened next was like a scene from a Hollywood movie.
The vehicle careered violently out of control, smashed through a guard railing and over the side of a bridge.
The men and their truck then landed in a tree.
After some precarious teetering, they crashed back to earth, falling about 20 feet (6 metres).
The vehicle is a write-off. The workmen escaped without a scratch. It is believed the wombat died instantly.