A woman has been injured and beachgoers left stunned after a car crashed into a concrete wall and rolled onto a popular Sydney beach.
Emergency services were called to the accident on The Esplanade in Mosman about 1.15pm Monday after reports a car had rolled onto the beach.
The P-plate driver, a 33-year-old woman, appeared to have crashed into a concrete wall in a car park before rolling off an embankment onto a busy Balmoral Beach.
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Both the driver and her 55-year-old male passenger were able to free themselves from the car.
The driver received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by an off-duty nurse and paramedic, police said.
“The driver was in the process of leaving a parking space on the Esplanade,” they said.
“It’s gone nose in and then when it’s gone through the brickwork there it’s tipped over.
“It’s a beautiful fine day here and obviously school holidays, lot of people around. Very fortunate that no one’s been injured”.
The 33-year-old driver was treated by paramedics at the scene. Credit: 7NEWSBoth the driver and their passenger were able to free themselves from the car. Credit: 7NEWS
Police also advised the driver had been breath tested, which returned a negative result.
“My biggest fear was that there were people squashed underneath but luckily there was no one hurt,” said Angela Calabrese, who witnessed the accident.
Other witnesses recalled hearing a loud “bang”.
“Next thing I heard was this mighty bang,” Stephen King said. “A car with its tail end right up in the air and then all of a sudden tipped over onto the sand below.”
The vehicle was due to be recovered Monday afternoon.
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