Taxi driver is trapped in his car after turning the vehicle on a busy road in Sydney in the middle of a downpour
- Photos showed the broken car upside down in the middle of a main road
- A taxi collided with another vehicle and hit a parked car, police said
- The accident comes when severe weather warnings hit the city
A driver was trapped in a taxi after their vehicle was tilted on a busy road in a stack of three cars.
Emergency services were called on Sunday at 10.45 am on the Anzac Parade in the Sydney suburb of Sydney.
Photos showed the broken taxi lying on the roof in the middle of the main road with a broken hood, mirror and windshield.
Photos showed the broken taxi lying on the roof in the middle of the main road with a broken hood, mirror and windshield
Police told Daily Mail Australia that the taxi bumped into another vehicle and hit a parked car.
New South Wales Ambulance confirmed that two crews arrived on the scene.
“There were reports that the driver was stuck in the taxi,” said a spokeswoman.
“But on arrival they had managed to free themselves.”
A passerby tries to help the driver of the turned over taxi at Anzac Parade on Sunday 9 February
Police told Daily Mail Australia that the taxi bumped into another vehicle and hit a parked car
Both drivers were inhaled.
The results were negative.
Nobody was injured.
The northern lanes on the Parade of Anzac were blocked for a short time before they were reopened around 11.20 am.
A car seen under flood water in Marrickville in Sydney, Sunday, February 9
The accident comes when severe weather warnings hit the city.
On Sunday there is a warning for heavy weather for heavy rain, harmful wind, abnormally high water and harmful surf for the entire coast of New South Wales.
NSW also runs the risk of life-threatening flash floods, with warnings for the Hunter region, as well as the larger Sydney, Illawarra and eastern parts of the Central Tablelands districts.
According to BOM acting NSW manager Jane Golding, the state is dealing with the heaviest rainfall it has endured since the 1990s.
Storm-soaked storm hunters see the waves on Fairy Bower on the northern beaches of Sydney on Sunday
SES volunteers responded to 535 jobs throughout the state at night, including 250 in Sydney.
Volunteers have also responded to at least 26 floods, mostly among motorists who have been in flood water.
The Bureau of Meteorology expects the rain to increase until Sunday, after some stations in northern New South Wales have registered more than 300 mm within 48 hours.
Water flows over the banks of the Parramatta River after heavy rains in Sydney, Friday, February 7