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Oh, what a fleeing: Nissan, Mazda, Honda, Holden damaged in major car flip and run

A man fled the scene after damaging several parked cars and flipping the car he was driving down Beacon Hill Road toward Brookvale, leading to a police search through neighbouring suburbs late last night, 18 October 2022.

The 34-year-old was eventually tracked with the assistance of the Police Dog Unit a suburb away at Sturdee Parade in Dee Why just before midnight.

While no major injuries occurred as a result of the crash, extensive damage to the primary vehicle and a number of parked cars was witnessed.

A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed the incident occurred about 10.25pm, when “a Nissan patrol was travelling south on Beacon Road, Beacon Hill [and] it collided heavily with the rear of a parked and unattended Mazda.

“The impact has caused the Mazda to hit the rear of [a] Honda which has then been pushed into a parked Holden. All vehicles were extensively damaged.

The Nissan rolled on its side before coming to a stop.

The driver climbed out of the vehicle and fled the scene prior to police arrival.”

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended and commenced investigations.

A car flipped on Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill 18 October 2022. Photo: Luke Gavahan

About 11.45pm officers – with the assistance of the Dog Unit – were searching the area when they noticed a male on Sturdee Parade in Dee Why who matched the description of the driver.

The 34-year-old man was treated at the scene before he was taken to Northern Beaches Hospital and treated for minor injuries. Mandatory blood and urine testing was also conducted.”

Police are yet to respond to our queries as to whether the man was the owner of the vehicle or whether he returned a positive in the PCA test , simply adding, “Police investigations are continuing.”

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