The car ended up on its roof and the driver had to be cut out of the car. The Serious Crash Unit was examining the scene and diversions were in place for some time from Glenbrook Road, to Batty Rd, Irwin Rd, Kingseat Road and back to Glenbrook Rd.
Westpac Helicopter staff said a male in his 20’s had fallen asleep at the wheel, travelling at high speed on the open road. His car had rolled into the ditch, trapping him inside.
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