Car crashes into building - Lakemba
Published: 20 Feb 2022 10:39am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have carefully removed a car that crashed through the brick wall of a convenience store at Lakemba this morning.
The driver managed to get out of the vehicle unharmed after his car slammed into the building on Edge Street just after 10.30am.
The building sustained extensive damage and threatened to collapse.
FRNSW Technical Rescue specialists were requested and have stabilised the building.
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
Fire and Rescue NSW via Twitter
LAKEMBA | A car has crashed into a building on Edge St. The driver is being assessed by @NSWAmbulance. The building is extensively damaged, #FRNSW crews are responding from Blacktown Fire Stn with specialist equipment to assist with shoring of the damaged structure.
11:30am • Feb 20, 2022 - View tweet on Twitter
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