Poignant moment that sees the driver’s arm crushed as he reaches out to brace himself as his car rolls down a suburban street – as strangers rush to rescue the man from the wreckage
- A car has flipped over in Western Australia
- Inside was a man in his sixties trapped
- Community members rushed to the rescue
A group of complete strangers banded together to rescue a man after his car flipped over, leaving him trapped inside with a badly broken arm.
CCTV captured the moment the man in his 60s crashed into a parked vehicle in St James, Perth, causing it to flip over.
Footage shows the driver instinctively stretching his arm out the window to brace for impact as the vehicle rolled and was left severely crushed.
A gang of six men rushed to the wreckage in an attempt to free the driver before paramedics arrived to treat him.
“I was just connecting my trailer to the car and heard a big bang, looked across and a car was on its side,” Good Samaritan Chris Brehaut told 7News.
“He was just in a lot of pain, his right arm was quite broken with a lot of blood, but he was conscious and talking to us.
“But just a lot of pain.”
After discussion among the group, they decided it would be best not to run the car for fear it could have made a bad situation worse.
Instead, the group stabilized the car until paramedics arrived and took the necessary steps to free the man.
Footage shows the driver sticking his arm out of the window before it flips over, trapping him
CCTV captured the moment the Western Australian man in his 60s crashed into a parked vehicle causing it to flip
A group of onlookers rushed to help the man before paramedics and firefighters arrived
Other onlookers directed traffic as they waited for emergency services to arrive.
Firefighters also arrived to assist the group, eventually freeing the man after the exhausting effort.
Police are now investigating the incident to determine the cause.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted WA Police for comment.