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Car drives through carpark wall in Manly

Police have confirmed a 66 year old man who drove through a wall in Central Avenue Manly today was not injured.

They continue to make inquiries as to how the incident occurred; he is expected to be issued with a traffic infringement notice.

Residents reported hearing an almighty loud BANG as a car drove into this wall in Manly today, 21 July 2023

Eyewitness Lee Cselko said he was waiting in the exit queue at the Pacific Waves carpark at about 11.45am today, 21 July, when a vehicle two cars in front appeared to hit into the car park side gates on exit.

That driver then reversed into the vehicle behind as he tried to correct the situation, before accelerating as the boom gates were closing- thereby driving across the road and into the wall of the Central Avenue carpark building.

We later heard from the driver who was hit, a 46 year old woman. She was awaiting CT scan results and with her husband when we had contact this evening.

“The guy… floored it into a pole, then reversed into me at speed, then shot through the gate, the boom flew up in the air. He went across the road and went through the wall.”

Onlookers inspect the damage after a vehicle drive right through a wall in Central Avenue Manly

Rescue Firefighters arrived to clean some spill and assess the structural integrity of the damaged buildings as police arrived to take statements.

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