A woman is recovering in hospital this morning after the car she was driving left the roadway and crashed into a creek on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Just after 12.30am on 24 March 2024, emergency services responded to reports of a car leaving the roadway on Pittwater Road at Dee Why, before crashing through bushes and coming to rest into Dee Why Lagoon.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command arrived to find the driver and only occupant of the VW Golf sedan, a 60-year-old woman, was still inside the partially submerged vehicle.

A female police officer entered the water and managed to free the woman from the car, which was quickly taking on water and became fully submerged shortly after the woman was freed.

The woman was examined by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for observation.

Northern Beaches Police Area Command Duty Officer, Acting Inspector Adrian De Visser, praised the efforts of Probationary Constable Kiesha McJannet, whose actions prevented the woman from drowning.

“Probationary Constable McJannet has only been in the New South Wales Police Force since June 2023 – her selfless actions of entering the water and saving a woman from a precarious position is deserving of praise”

The vehicle remains submerged in water and salvage crews will attempt to retrieve the vehicle from the lagoon later today.