| 10.01,19. 06:14 PM |
'Flying' car in Macquarie Fields jumps into back of council truck
Photo: The car hit the trailer ramp of the truck and flipped in. (Supplied: Inner West Police Area Command)
A Campbelltown Council tipper truck certainly took on an unexpected load yesterday when a Holden Astra landed in its tray in Macquarie Fields in south-west Sydney.
It may look as though the car had been flying down Evelyn Street, but it actually just hit a ramp attached to the back of the truck and flipped in.
The driver, a 38-year-old male, was trapped for a short period until Fire and Rescue NSW crews worked out a rescue plan.
"Crews set to work stabilising the vehicle by strapping it down to the truck then, using [a] gantry platform, shears and a reciprocating saw, we were able to perform a side roof flap to access the patient, who was then assisted out and assessed by waiting paramedics," Liverpool Fire and Rescue said.
"We get our fair share of interesting and unusual accidents, but this one really had us scratching our heads."
"Fire & Rescue NSW, Prepared for Anything, even flying cars!" Unanderra station said on Facebook.
Police said the driver was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition with shoulder injuries.
The Campbelltown Police Area Command is appealing for anyone with information or footage to come forward.