Car crashes into verandah

Liverpool crash

Liverpool crash

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a man who was trapped in his car after it crashed into a Liverpool house.

Police, paramedics and three Fire and Rescue units from Liverpool and Busby arrived at the house on Vincent Avenue, about 3.30pm last Wednesday.

Liverpool police acting Inspector Jillian Gibson said the 59-year-old driver had reversed out of his driveway, through a letterbox and across the street.

The car then mounted the kerb, drove through a metal fence, on to a rock retaining wall and stopped on a concrete verandah that was about one metre above the ground.

Inspector Gibson said police suspected the driver was intoxicated. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

South-west Sydney duty commander inspector Kernin Lambert said that the car had hit a pole attached to an awning, causing it to partially collapse and trap the driver.

Firefighters used specialist rescue cutting equipment to cut away sections of the awning.

The two people in the house at the time of the incident were not injured.

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