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Great Western Highway closed, seven people rushed to hospital after six car Sydney pile-up

Seven people are rushed to hospital after a six-car crash on a major highway

  • Five cars hit a truck near the Blue Mountains
  • Several people trapped in their cars
  • Great Western Highway closed for crash

A terror crash involving a truck and five cars led to the transport of seven people to hospital and the closure of one of Sydney’s main highways.

Emergency services responded to the crash site in Wentworth Falls on the Great Western Highway at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Several people were trapped in their cars by the crash, which occurred near Shortland Street, and had to wait for New South Wales Fire and Rescue officers to free them.

The Great Western Highway was closed for the rescue operation, meaning no one could enter or leave the Blue Mountains.

Ten people were injured and were treated on the road by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

One person was rushed to Westmead Children’s Hospital and two went to Westmead Hospital.

The others went to Nepean and Liverpool hospitals.

An eastbound lane of the highway was reopened around 4:00 p.m., but westbound motorists were still unable to get past the scene of the crash.

Drivers have been warned to expect long delays in the area.

Investigators from the NSW Police Accident Unit are on scene examining the cause of the accident.