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Woman Narrowly Escapes Major Injury in Car Rollover, Stanmore NSW

Shortly after 5.30pm a young woman driving a Honda Sedan impacted a parked car and rolled her vehicle in Stanmore. The car landed on the roof and the driver was able to extricate herself from the vehicle.

Police from Newtown LAC attended the scene and closed a section of Trafalgar Street in both directions for approximately an hour. NSW Ambulance attended and treated the driver for minor injuries before transporting her to hospital. A pumper from NSW Fire & Rescue’s Leichhardt station attended the scene to ensure fire safety and help remove debris.

A number of parked cars were damaged with one being impacted from the rear before being forced into a second vehicle.

NSW Police took a statement from another motorist and are expected to speak with the driver further at a later stage.

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Youtube: HERE

The female driver was lucky to escape the rollover with miinor injuries and extricated herself from the car

Towing operators dragged the vehicle in preparation for righting it.

The parked Toyotas involved impacted by the Honda

Rear-end damage on the white Toyota is clearly visible

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Bushfire at Towler’s Bay Track in Ku-ring-gai National Park

As Sydney sweltered through its hottest day on record, fire crews were on standby ready to respond immediately to incidents. In the late afternoon storms brought rain and a temperature drop, easing the threat. Great news until a lightning strike hit dense scrub inside the National Park along West Head Road.

A number of fire crews responded to the area, reporting increasing smoke activity while other crews were working to clear storm debris elsewhere in the district. Burning through coastal Heath the fire intensity increased and additional units were called in. Helicopters including an Aircrane were also used for a short time before fading daylight required them to leave.

A major concern for firefighters was a predicted southerly wind change predicted to bring winds of 80kmh. Firefighters worked hard to contain the blaze ahead of the change but were forced to move from the flames due to erratic fire behaviour.

Burning deep in the National Park, there was no immediate threat to property however tankers were deployed to the small communities along the water to the east as a precaution.

Firefighters from local brigades and nearby Hornsby district continue to work on the fire today with easing conditions assisting firefighters.

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Southern edge of the fire on West Head Road, fire was burning on both sides of the road.

9.30pm - looking North along West Head road from Towlers Bay track. Fire burning intensely on a steep hill.

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Towlers Bay Fire

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Towlers Bay Fire -33.618550, 151.264615
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Car vs Pole, Botany Rd Alexandria

On the afternoon of December 28, 2012 a Utility collided with a power supply poke on Botany Rd at Alexandria.

The collision snapped the pole at its base, bringing it to the ground along with wires. Botany Rd was closed in both directions while Emergency Services awaited the arrival of Ausgrid crews to disconnect power. The driver was attended to by Paramedics on scene but was not transported.

Ironically, the incident occurred in front of a smash repair business.

Car vs Power Pole, Botany RdOn the afternoon of December 28, 2012 a Utility collided with a power supply poke on Botany Rd at Alexandria. The collision snapped the pole at its base, bringing it to the ground along with wires. Botany Rd was closed in both directions while Emergency Services awaitd the arrival of Ausgrid crews to disconnect power.

Car vs Power Pole, Botany RdOn the afternoon of December 28, 2012 a Utility collided with a power supply poke on Botany Rd at Alexandria. The collision snapped the pole at its base, bringing it to the ground along with wires. Botany Rd was closed in both directions while Emergency Services awaitd the arrival of Ausgrid crews to disconnect power.

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Davidson Rural Fire Brigade Christmas Lights

Borgnis Street in Davidson is very well known for Christmas spirit. Some 18 years ago a handful of residents began decorating their homes with sparkling lights for the Christmas period. In more recent times, the entire street has become involved with vivid displays, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Davidson Rural Fire Brigade’s station is located at the entry to the street and has participated in the display for a number of years. The volunteer firefighters decorate the fire station with with a light display and each night in the lead up to Christmas, open the fire station to allow children to climb through the fire truck. Bush fire safety information is also provided to visitors and fundraising is conducted.

Rotary volunteers work with residents on the street to raise funds for Manly children’s hospice Bear Cottage

I was in attendance a week before Christmas this year to capture the excitement. Unfortunately the Brigade’s main tanker was called away to reports of a bush fire. After investigating the reports the tanker returned to continue the fun – the call was deemed a false alarm.

Firefighters are in attendance every night until Christmas, including Christmas Eve. Get along and meet them.

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Davidson Rural Fire Brigade (NSWRFS) -33.739993, 151.197443 Davidson Rural Fire Brigade Station (NSW Rural Fire Service)
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Car Fire, Parramatta Road at Annandale

Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task.

 

All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.

 


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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012

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Car Fire, Parramatta Rd at Annadale - 17 Dec 2012 -33.888187, 151.165884 http://www.liveitseeit.com/?p=174Around 5.30pm today, firefighters from Fire & Rescue NSW were called to a vehicle fire on Parramatta Rd at Annandale. A Toyota Tarago van in the right lane westbound a few hundred metres past Johnston St was damaged by fire. A passing motorist assisted by using a Dry Chemical Powder Extinguisher before firefighters arrived and completed the task. All westbound lanes of Parramatta Rd were closed while firefighters dealt with the incident. A large amount of smoke covered the local area and presented a danger for motorists on the road. Firefighters dealt with the fire quickly and the van was able to be cleared from the road. Significant traffic had already built up on Parramatta Rd past City Rd at Broadway and extensive delays were expected through the remaining evening peak.  

 

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NSW Police Air Wing (Polair) Open Day 2012

NSW Police Air Wing recently opened the doors of their hangar at Bankstown Airport to the public. I headed down to Bankstown on a warm Saturday morning and after a quick ID check with details noted on a check sheet, I was in the hangar.

Inside the main hangar were a number of displays and a merchandise stand. The newest aircraft, Polair 4 was set in the middle of the hangar as well as an old Highway Patrol Falcon 500. Outside on static display were Polair 5/Fireair 1, Polair 3 and vehicles from Police Rescue, Police Dog Squad, Marine Area Command and Fire & Rescue NSW. A Porsche demonstrator currently on loan to NSW Police was also present.

NSW Polair 4 - Airwing Open Day 2012Polair 24 or more commonly known as Polair 4, on display at thier Bankstown Airport Base during their 2012 Open DayNovember 2012

Shortly after arriving Polair 2 returned to land after a short flight, and did so around 100m from the barriers set up to keep visitors off the airfield.

NSW Polair 2 - Airwing Open Day 2012Polair 22 or more commonly known as Polair 2, returning to base at Bankstown airport during their 2012 Open DayNovember 2012

NSW Police Air Wing Open Day 2012 – Photos

NSW Police Air Wing Open Day 2012 – Photos

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It was a great display, and the only difficult part was getting clear photos of the displays – always a challenge at these types of events. And as I left, I snuck in a great sausage sizzle!