A 34-year-old Byron Bay male escaped his sinking vehicle via a driver’s side window after loosing control on Eureka Road, Rosebank, between 8.20pm and 8.44pm on Wednesday night.

Police said the male, driving a 2002 Blue Nissan X-trail, lost control while crossing a causeway.

The vehicle was swept down the creek some 25 metres before sinking.

The male swam from the creek and walked to a local property to get assistance.

The vehicle was still located in the creek this morning as attempts to salvage it were unsuccessful overnight.

Police are investigating the accident.