A CAR flipped and landed on its roof in a dramatic crash in central Albury yesterday.
Residents of Elm and Sackville streets craned their necks over fences for a look after a Hyundai Excel landed on its roof at the intersection about 2pm.
No one was seriously injured in the collision between the Excel and a white sedan.
A Tallangatta man, driving the white sedan, said he had been driving west in Sackville Street and turning right into Elm Street when the collision occurred.
The man — after tow truck drivers had tipped the Excel back on to its wheels and loaded it on to a truck — helped an elderly man, using a walker, back into their car.
“Fortunately, we didn’t get hit very hard,” he said.
“But it was a bit of a shock when our car was turning over.
A visibly upset woman was speaking to police near an ambulance.
The intersection was closed to traffic for about an hour.
Police could not provide more information late yesterday.
The crash followed a lucky escape at Yackandandah on Tuesday afternoon with a P-plater, who had only had his licence for a few days, flipped his car.
Leading Sen-Constable Andrew Deegan, of Beechworth, said the Wodonga teenager, 18, crashed his 2000 Toyota Corolla sedan on a sweeping left-hand bend just out of the town.
Sen-Constable Deegan said the car had crashed three metres down an embankment, flipped and rear-ended a log before careering through a fence and finally stopping in a paddock.
He said several passing drivers had stopped to help paramedics and police lift the teenager out on a stretcher.
He was taken to Albury Base Hospital with neck, shoulder and back pain.
“Police and ambu-lance would like to thank those who stopped and helped,” he said.
Sen-Constable Deegan said investigations were continuing into the cause, but it seemed likely inexperience was a factor.