Car Accident - St. Ives
Published: 14 Dec 2021 11:12am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have used hydraulic shears to cut open a car and free a trapped motorist today at St Ives, on Sydney's upper north shore.
The crews responded to a two vehicle crash at the corner of Link and Mona Vale Roads just after 11am.
A female had managed to free herself from the wreckage but a man remained trapped in one of the cars.
Firefighters removed the side of the vehicle to safely extricate the occupant.
Both people were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and transported to hospital.
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: 25 Oct 2022 01:31pm
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