A green P-plater driver has had a “miraculous” escape following a single-car crash at the intersection of Docker and Edward Streets.
Shortly after 10 am, the 25-year-old driver hit a telegraph pole, sending his vehicle skyward before it landed on its bonnet towards the centre of the road.
The impact caused the intersection’s traffic lights to flash amber.
Matthew Hodgkins was one of the first witnesses to come to the driver’s aid.
“I was driving on Olympic Highway and I just saw smoke and debris everywhere, I thought, ‘hang on there’s been an accident’,” Mr Hodgkins said.
His girlfriend, Rochelle Nielsen, who was also in the car, called the emergency services while Mr Hodgkins attempted to direct traffic.
“I couldn’t get to [the upturned car] so I was just trying to make sure no-one else had an accident without the traffic lights.
Three paramedic units were dispatched, along with firefighters and police response.
Upon arrival, the male driver was found to be conscious and breathing, but trapped inside.
Once freed, paramedics confirm he was able to walk but may have sustained a break or fracture to his right arm.
He was immediately delivered to Wagga Base Hospital, which is 500 metres from the crash site.
It took crews half-an-hour to clear the vehicle and sweep the glass shards that had scattered across the road.