Flipped car during peak hour - Taren Point

Published: 17 Nov 2021 08:57am

In a multi-agency effort, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), NSW Ambulance, and NSW Police extricated a man from a flipped car at Taren Point in the Sutherland Shire during peak-hour traffic this morning.

Specialist Rescue crews from Kogarah and Hurstville Fire Stations arrived to find NSW Ambulance stabilising an elderly male driver who was found trapped in the upturned vehicle on Taren Point Road just before 9:00 AM.

Firefighters quickly worked to set up fire protection and stabilise the vehicle after the car had crossed two lanes of traffic, smashed into a tree, and flipped onto its roof.

Once removed from the crashed car, the driver was transported to hospital for further medical assessment.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) when you are involved in or see a crash can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said a large amount of electrical energy is discharged when lightning strikes a house, tree or car.

Community members are urged to keep up to date with local weather events that may impact their area.

"During a storm, stay indoors where possible to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets. However, in the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call Triple Zero (000).”

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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