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‘Like an explosion’: Car falls 15m off cliff

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NCA NewsWire Photos - 04 MARCH, 2024: A man has been taken to hospital after his car plunged off an inner city cliff. The 70-year-old man's white Hyundai hatchback went off an embankment at the end of Darghan Street at Glebe, in Sydney's inner west, about 10am on Monday. Picture: NCA NewsWire handout
A 70-year-old driver fell more than 15m from a cliff. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Handout

A driver has been left without any obvious injuries after his car fell more than 15m from a cliff in Sydney’s inner west.

The 70-year-old man was trapped in his Hyundai hatchback after his car fell from Darghan St onto Railway St in Glebe about 10am on Monday.

Railway protection officer Craig Kilneberg said it sounded like an explosion, even from his parked car 20m away from the incident.

“I was sitting in the car and heard this tremendous ... like an explosion, and that’s when the car drove off from the street above,” he said.

“And then the second explosion is when it came down the walkway and hit the street.”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NCA NewsWire Photos - 04 MARCH, 2024: A man has been taken to hospital after his car plunged off an inner city cliff. The 70-year-old man's white Hyundai hatchback went off an embankment at the end of Darghan Street at Glebe, in Sydney's inner west, about 10am on Monday. Picture: NCA NewsWire handout
A driver has fallen 15m off a cliff in Glebe. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Handout
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NCA NewsWire Photos - 04 MARCH, 2024: A man has been taken to hospital after his car plunged off an inner city cliff. The 70-year-old man's white Hyundai hatchback went off an embankment at the end of Darghan Street at Glebe, in Sydney's inner west, about 10am on Monday. Picture: NCA NewsWire handout
It’s understood that the 70-year-old driver had no obvious injuries but was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Handout

Mr Kilneberg said he walked up to the car “not knowing what to expect”. He said the roof of the car was damaged and there was a big hole in the windscreen after the car did “some rolling when it was coming (down).”

“It was like as if it was a dream, it didn’t seem like it was just a car dropping from the ground, (it was) pretty heavy duty,” he said.

CAR FALLS 20 METRES
A crime scene has been established as NSW Police investigate the circumstances of the incident. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard

Mr Kilneberg made sure the driver was awake and touched him every 30 seconds to make sure he was still conscious before police and an ambulance arrived.

The driver was treated by NSW Ambulance before he was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with no obvious injuries.

A crime scene has been established and NSW Police has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.