A P-plate driver has hit a traffic light and rolled his car at Warriewood.

Shortly before 10.45pm last night (Sunday, 07 April), emergency services responded to Triple Zero (000) calls saying a car had rolled onto its side at Pittwater Road, Warriewood, near Warriewood Road.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command arrived and found a six-month-old red Hyundai i30 on its side with airbags deployed (main image). The car was driven by a male red P-plate driver in his late teens, who was able to get out of the vehicle.

Teen rolls car at Warriewood

Police established restricted traffic flow through the intersection to safely manage the crash scene, and NSW Police Inspector Vanessa Robinson arrived to oversee police investigations.

Three NSW Ambulances were dispatched, with the first on scene just after 10.45pm. An Intensive Care crew from Narrabeen Ambulance Station reported the driver was out of the vehicle and no further people were involved. The additional ambulances were then called off.

Teen rolls car at Warriewood

There had been some initial concern that the car was at risk of catching fire because of a burning smell coming from the vehicle. Firefighters from Mona Vale Station also arrived just after 10.45pm and found the vehicle was still running, so they turned it off. They then cleared debris from the roadway and awaited the arrival of a tow truck to right the overturned vehicle.

Teen rolls car at Warriewood

Although the driver was not visibly injured, he was assessed by paramedics who recommended he have further observation in hospital given the nature of the crash. The young man’s family arrived, and declined further ambulance assistance, insisting they would seek medical attention separately.

Teen rolls car at Warriewood

The teenage driver was released into the care of his parents and they departed the scene shortly before 11.30pm, leaving police and firefighters awaiting a tow truck. As of 12.30am, it had not yet arrived.

The traffic light has also been destroyed and will need to be repaired, likely causing delays at the intersection through the morning peak.

NSW Police closing Pittwater Road

A NSW Police spokesperson said that inquiries into the cause of the incident are ongoing.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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