Fire and Rescue NSW crews help elderly driver after car crashes into garages - VIDEO - Westmead

Published: 25 May 2023 01:38pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have rushed to the aid of an elderly man whose car crashed into a building in Sydney's west.

The vehicle struck a row of brick garages on Ashley Lane, Westmead, just after 11am, causing the 92-year-old driver to suffer a minor head injury.

The man managed to walk away from the wreckage, with FRNSW crews providing him initial medical assistance before NSW Ambulance paramedics took him to hospital.

An exclusion zone was set up around the crash site.

Firefighters with specialist skills in dealing with structural collapse were called in to assess the garages which had sustained significant damage as a result of the incident.

Following consultation with police at the scene and the strata managers, control of the site was handed back to the property's owners who were in the process of engaging a builder to conduct emergency repairs.

NSW Police remain at the scene to ensure the safety of the public.

EDITOR'S NOTE:_ Footage from the scene of the crash in Westmead is available for download here - [external link]

Updated: 25 May 2023 01:43pm

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