A man in his 40s was taken to hospital this morning after crashing his car into the South Coogee cemetery in Sydney.

Emergency services were called to the corner of Arden Street and Malabar Road about 2:30am this morning, finding the man with injuries to his face and abdomen.

“The car was travelling down a very busy road when it lost control at the roundabout before slamming into a stone wall,” said ABC journalist Mark Reddie.

“It then launched itself several metres into the air before flipping and turning upside down on a number of tombstones, where it caused quite severe damage.”

The car landed upside down across a couple graves, and paramedics had to pull the man from the car.

He underwent a roadside breathe test and allegedly returned a positive result, before being transported to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition, where he will also undergo mandatory testing.

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