The driver of a sports car escaped with minor injuries after his car flipped near Akuna Bay.

Just before 10.30pm last night (Saturday, 20 May), emergency services, including NSW Ambulance, NSW Police and NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), were called to a report of a red convertible Mazda MX5 that had crashed and landed upside down.

Akuna Bay car rollover

Initial reports indicated that the single vehicle crash was located at McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills, but a responding RFS crew from Warringah Headquarters were unable to locate any incident in that vicinity.

With updated location details, the incident was found just after 10.45pm by NSW Ambulance paramedics, east of Akuna Bay at General San Martin Drive, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Akuna Bay car rollover

With the soft top convertible flipped over, there was concern the 36-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle may be trapped and seriously hurt, but he was able to get himself out of the car and call Triple Zero (000) for assistance. He was assessed by paramedics for minor cuts to the top of his head.

Akuna Bay car rollover

As NSW Police and RFS crews from Warringah Headquarters and Terrey Hills arrived on scene, they closed General San Martin Drive to traffic to prevent any oncoming vehicles causing another collision with the rolled over sports car, which was blocking a westbound lane.

Akuna Bay car rollover

As the driver was transported by ambulance to Northern Beaches Hospital in a stable condition, the overturned car was righted and removed from the road by a tow truck. RFS crews cleared debris and a small fluid spill from the roadway before it was reopened just after 11.30pm.

Officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command were observed speaking with the driver at the scene and are investigating the cause of the incident.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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