An elderly woman had to be freed from a car that rolled at Belrose this afternoon.

Just after 1.15pm today (Tuesday, 13 June), emergency services were called to Glenaeon Avenue, Belrose, following a report that a car had driven off the road and rolled down a hill into bush near an aged care facility.

Three units from Northern Beaches Police Area Command and three NSW Ambulance crews, including NSW Ambulance Inspector Ronnie Mawhinney, were dispatched to the incident scene, with the first ambulance crew arriving on scene within minutes.

They found the driver and sole occupant of a sedan, a woman in her 80s, trapped inside her car, which had rolled onto the passenger side down an embankment. The woman reported to rescuers she was unharmed, but unable to get out of the vehicle.

Rescue firefighter carrying a stokes litter

Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Forestville and Gordon Stations arrived on scene just before 1.30pm, with specialist rescue firefighters from Gordon working to safely extract the woman via the rear of her vehicle.

After rescuers managed to get her free just after 1.45pm, she was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital for further observation. A tow truck was on scene to right and recover the vehicle from where it had come to rest down the embankment.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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