P-plater lucky to be alive after flipping car while trying to avoid RBT site

A YOUNG man on his P-plates is lucky to be alive after losing control of his car and flipping it into a pole while allegedly trying to avoid an RBT site in Sydney’s Inner West.

Officers had stopped the 19-year-old at the breath testing site on Parramatta Road at Homebush around 1.40am on Saturday when all of a sudden, the driver sped off.

Officers gave chase but were forced to terminate the pursuit a short time later due to safety reasons.


The 19-year-old allegedly accelerated west along Parramatta Road before losing control of his car at the intersection of Bombay Street at Lidcombe.

The vehicle ploughed through a brick fence, took out a light pole and smashed into three vehicles at a car dealership before flipping and coming to rest on its side near a traffic light.

Miraculously, the driver escaped serious injury.

The 19-year-old allegedly tried running away from the scene but was arrested by officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad a short distance away.

He was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment to minor injuries and will be subjected to mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

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