2 dead after auto accident and bursts into flames, trapping chauffeur and guest within, throughout cops chase on Sydney’s M4 freeway – triggering significant traffic hold-ups for countless commuters today
- 2 individuals eliminated in intense M4 crash after cops pursuit in Sydney
- Polices and drivers could not conserve those caught in intense wreckage
- Traffic mayhem, one westbound lane stays closed 6 hours later on
Two people are dead after a car involved in a late night police pursuit crashed and burst into flames on a busy motorway, causing traffic chaos for early morning commuters.
Highway patrol officers were patrolling Centenary Drive, Strathfield in Sydney’s inner-west around 12.30am on Tuesday when they attempted to stop the driver of a silver Audi.
Police initiated a pursuit when the driver failed to stop as directed before the Audi crashed on the southbound M4 on-ramp at Homebush.
Dramatic vision shows the upended vehicle rolled onto its roof engulfed in flames.
Two people are dead after a silver Audi crashed and burst into flames on the M4 in Sydney following a pursuit with police
Police and passing motorists tried to rescue the trapped occupants from the wreckage but were unsuccessful.
Two bodies were found in the vehicle after firefighters extinguished the blaze. They are yet to be formally identified.
A critical incident team will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The investigation will be subject to independent review.
NSW Police are expected to provide more details at a press conference on Tuesday morning.
The crash has caused traffic chaos for early morning commuters on the M4.
One of three westbound lanes remains closed at Homebush Bay Drive six hours after the crash.
‘There’s no access from Homebush Bay Dr to travel west on the motorway. Use an alternative route instead,’ Syd Traffic tweeted.
One westbound lane on the M4 remains closed on Tuesday morning, causing traffic chaos