Ford driver, 65, is being charged with deadly build up, killing two people and injuring nine others, leading to hours of delays and wanderlust for thousands of commuters.
- A Ford driver, 65, was accused of a multiple crash in which two people were killed
- Two people were killed and nine were injured after the horrific fiery crash
- Emergency services called to Princes Motorway in Wollongong, south of Sydney
- A crash involved at least six vehicles, including two trucks in the south-facing lane
A man has been accused of a fiery multi-vehicle accident in which two people died and nine others were injured.
Emergency services were called to the M1 Princes Motorway in Wollongong, south of Sydney shortly after 2 pm on Friday.
The fiery crash involved a maximum of six vehicles, including two trucks, in the southward lane at the Mount Keira Road viaduct, police said.
A 65-year-old man, the driver of a Ford involved in the crash, was accused of dangerous driving and negligent driving, resulting in death.
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The fiery crash involved at least eight vehicles in the south-facing lane at the exit of Wollongong, police say
Transport NSW has reported that there is a lot of traffic in the area, with motorists experiencing major delays. St George Illawarra Dragons fans attending Friday night's game against the Melbourne Storm at WIN Stadium have also been warned of delays
Traffic came to a halt in Wollongong on Friday afternoon due to the horrific crash on the Princes Motorway in West Wollongong
A four-wheel drive and a prime mover with a trailer of a dog trailer collided before another four vehicles were pulled in: a Mitsubishi Pajero, a rigid truck from Isuzu, a Honda Odyssey and a Toyota Prado.
The Pajero and the Isuzu truck burst into flames due to the fact that both the driver and the passenger of the Pajero were stuck in the car and died on the spot.
The driver of the Isuzu, a 47-year-old from Cordeaux Heights, managed to free himself before the truck went up in flames.
The truck produced thick plumes of black smoke before the emergency services extinguished the fire.
Two people are dead and a major emergency operation is underway following a crash with several vehicles
The drivers and passengers of the Honda, the Prado and the power tool were all unharmed and were treated by paramedics on the spot.
The 65-year-old Ford driver received a conditional deposit to appear on July 23 at the Wollongong Court.
Detective Superintendent Chris Craner, Wollongong police commander, said that there was & # 39; an absolutely tragic loss of lives & # 39; has been.
& # 39; There has been an incident on the highway that I cannot explain at the moment, we are letting our crash investigators come down & # 39 ;, he told reporters Friday afternoon.
Mr. Craner called on motorists who may have dashcam images of the crash to speak to the authorities.
He said it was too early to identify the victims.
& # 39; I think you can see from your camera & # 39; s that the front of the truck has burned, luckily that truck driver got out, & # 39; said Mr. Craner.
Detective Superintendent Chris Craner, Wollongong police commander, said that there was & # 39; an absolutely tragic loss of lives & # 39; has been
& # 39; The motor vehicle involved, between those two trucks, has been totally destroyed. & # 39;
The crash brought traffic to a halt, frustrating commuters, but Mr. Craner urged drivers to think of the two people who lost their lives.
& # 39; Take it easy, we'll get it open, you're a forerunner in our thoughts while we do this tragic work. & # 39;
Up to five fire brigades and rescue vehicles from NSW and several ambulances from Ambulance arrived on Friday afternoon.
An NSW Ambulance spokesperson said that the nine people who were injured in the accident had relatively few injuries & # 39; and did not need hospital treatment.
Mr. Craner called on motorists who may have dashcam images of the crash to speak to the authorities
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