An elderly woman was trapped in her car when it rolled over at Warriewood.

Just after 5.30pm yesterday evening (Tuesday, 26 March), emergency services were called to a report of a single car collision with a car rollover at Sydney Road, Warriewood.

Specialist rescue firefighters from Narrabeen Station were the first to arrive, on scene under ten minutes from the first Triple Zero (000) call. They found a silver 2015 Hyundai Accent tipped onto the driver side in the middle of the road, with an elderly female driver trapped in her seat and unable to get out of the vehicle.

Car rollover at Warriewood

Additional firefighters from Mona Vale Station arrived moments later, followed by NSW Police and three NSW Ambulance crews, including Intensive Care Paramedics and NSW Ambulance Inspector Christian Holmes.

They assessed the female driver and sole occupant, a woman in her late 80s, while she was still inside the vehicle. She had not sustained any serious injuries, but had some cuts and abrasions due to the impact. As a result of her injuries however, she was unable to be assisted out of the vehicle.

Car rollover at Warriewood

Firefighters stabilised the upturned vehicle before cutting away the front doors and a section of the roof and windscreen, which allowed rescuers access to the woman.

She was carefully removed from the car and placed onto a stretcher, before receiving a more complete assessment from paramedics. She was then taken by NSW Ambulance to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.

Car rollover at Warriewood

The cause of the rollover is understood to have been as a result of the woman’s car colliding with an unoccupied grey 2015 Toyota 86 sports coupe that was parked on Sydney Road.

The busy road was closed by Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers while the rescue operation was underway. Firefighters righted the Hyundai for towing and cleared debris from the roadway by 6.50pm.

Fortunately, no other injuries were reported.

Images: Luke Gavahan

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