A man has been taken to hospital after flipping his car at Kimbriki.

Just before 8.00am this morning (Wednesday, 14 February), emergency services were called by staff at Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Kimbriki Road, Ingleside, after a 2006 silver Subaru Forester station wagon drove over a stone block retaining wall and tipped onto its roof after falling approximately 2-3m (main image).

It is understood the impact was relatively low speed, and airbags within the vehicle did not deploy, but the male driver who is believed to be aged in his 70s was left dangling upside down in the car, trapped by his seat belt.

Three NSW Ambulance crews responded, including NSW Ambulance Inspector Alex Lim, along with Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade, specialist rescue firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station, and officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command.

After a careful assessment of the man’s entrapment, he was released and assisted from the upturned vehicle just after 8.15am. He was complaining of pain in his abdomen and neck as a result of hanging by his seat belt, and had sustained a minor laceration to his head.

The man was treated by Intensive Care Paramedics, and although he apparently escaped any serious harm, he was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital just before 8.45am for further tests and observation due to the nature of the incident.

Despite being on its roof, the damage to the Subaru had not resulted in any fluid or oil spills. The vehicle was left to be righted and recovered by a tow truck.

Fortunately, the driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and no other injuries were reported in the incident.

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