A learner driver has been lucky to walk away unhurt after his SUV rolled and “cartwheeled” into tree in a dramatic crash that was caught on video in Sydney’s north.
The SUV rolled before hitting a fence and cartwheeling to a stop next to a tree on Redden Drive in Kellyville about 8.40am on Wednesday.
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Horrified witnesses said they were shocked — but relieved — that no one was more seriously injured, or even killed.
Paramedics treated the 16-year-old driver for minor injuries.
“(I was) sitting in the loungeroom and heard a car coming at great speed, it sounded to me,” Peter Crocker, who lives across the road from the accident, said.
“The car was absolutely mangled. He was lucky to get out uninjured.”
The 16-year-old driver rolled the SUV before hitting a fence and cartwheeling to a stop next to a tree. Credit: 7NEWS
Neighbour Arthur Sheen said he “looked out the window” and saw the car “cartwheeling down”.
“I was absolutely horrified,” he said.
The neighbours helped the teenager out of the car and said they were surprised he was not more hurt.
“I expected to come out and see dead bodies everywhere,” Sheen said.
The neighbours said it was not the first time a car had crashed into the fence, and they were worried for families who often walk along the road.
“We have families, four or five people, walking down here all the time — if they were here (at the time of the crash) they’d all be gone,” Crocker said.
“I feel sorry for parents who have to walk up and down this road with kids to get to school.”
Police said the teenagers’ licence was suspended and he was issued with a traffic infringement notice for not being accompanied by a licensed driver, not displaying an L plate and negligent driving.
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