Lucky escape from Hughes accident

An elderly man had a lucky escape this afternoon after his 4WD crash landed onto top of a parked car in a shopping centre car park.

The man was driving along Wisdom Street in Hughes when he crashed through a garden bed and came to a stop after partially mounting a parked car.

No one was in the parked car at the time.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded with two fire pumpers and a commander. Firefighters had to use a ladder to assist the driver from his vehicle.

ACT Ambulance Paramedics intensive car paramedics assessed the man on scene and is now being transported to The Canberra Hosptial in a stable conditions with minor injuries.