Man airlifted to hospital from northern beaches after rubbish truck rollover traps car

TRAPPED: A local garbage truck rolled onto a ute. Picture: NSW Ambulance
TRAPPED: A local garbage truck rolled onto a ute. Picture: NSW Ambulance

Police have commenced an investigation following a serious crash on Sydney's Northern Beaches this morning, Monday, January 24.

Emergency services were called to Barrenjoey Road, near Bilgola Beach, at about 7am, after reports a garbage truck rolled onto its side, trapping a utility.

A 26-year-old man was the driver and sole occupant of the truck and was uninjured. The man was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for assessment and mandatory testing.

The driver and sole occupant of the utility, a 30-year-old man, was trapped in his vehicle.

With assistance from Fire and Rescue NSW, a crane was utilised to remove the garbage truck from the utility in order to free the man.

Once freed, the utility driver was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

Officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Police are appealing to anyone that may have information or dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

Please contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au if you have more information.

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