A collision near Main Street and 30th Avenue in Vancouver sent one car tumbling eight metres into an open construction pit Thursday afternoon, but miraculously, only minor injuries have been reported.

Vancouver police say witnesses reported seeing two vehicles collide at the intersection around 4:30 p.m. The impact with a mid-sized SUV pushed a four-door Honda sedan through a barrier surrounding the construction pit and down into the hole below.

Witnesses say the sedan's driver, believed to be in his 20s, was able to pull himself from the car shortly after landing. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The sedan landed on its roof in a small depression in the pit, and police say that may have saved the driver from more serious injuries.

Police are investigating the events leading up to the crash, and officers are remaining on scene until the construction barrier is restored.

The car is not expected to be pulled from the hole until Friday.