An elderly female driver has been rescued from her overturned car at Cromer.

Just after 4.45pm this afternoon (Wednesday, 14 February), emergency services responded to a report of a car rolled onto its side with a person trapped inside at Toronto Avenue, Cromer.

Car rollover at Cromer

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command, three NSW Ambulance crews, including NSW Ambulance Inspector Christian Holmes, and specialist rescue firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW Narrabeen Station responded to the incident scene.

They found a 2014 silver Subaru Forester station wagon resting on the driver side, after it had collided with a 2021 dark-grey Hyundai Tucson station wagon. The Subaru was being driven by a woman in her late 70s, travelling eastbound on Toronto Avenue, when it collided with the parked Hyundai and overturned. The Hyundai was unoccupied at the time of impact.

Car rollover at Cromer

The female driver and sole occupant of the Subaru was trapped inside the car, which had to be stabilised by firefighters before they, paramedics and police could safely get the woman out of the upturned vehicle. They used the rear hatch of the Subaru to ease the woman out, onto a waiting ambulance stretcher.

She was assessed by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries, but aside from the shock of the collision, did not appear to be suffering any physical injuries. Although in a stable condition, she was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital just before 5.30pm for further tests and observation due to the nature of the incident.

Car rollover at Cromer

Police closed Toronto Avenue until the Subaru was righted and moved to the side of the road just before 5.30pm. Both the Subaru and the Hyundai will need to be towed from the scene.

Images: Luke Gavahan, Northern Beaches Advocate

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