Terrifying dash cam footage captured the moment a ute driver who fell asleep behind the wheel crashed into a car causing traffic chaos on a busy road.
The incident occurred on Menangle Road in Menangle Park, about 70 kilometers southwest of Sydney, on Wednesday around 11am.
The horror crash forced several oncoming vehicles, including another vehicle, to swerve off the road before the Mitsubishi truck collided with a white hatchback.
Dramatic dashcam video from a vehicle behind the white Renault Arkana captured the moment the ute collided with the oncoming car.
The driver of the Renault attempted to drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid the collision, but the ute crashed into him from the front.
Terrifying dash cam footage captured the moment a van crashed into a sedan (pictured) in Sydney’s south on Wednesday.
The passenger doors of the hatchback were severely damaged in the collision, as vehicles traveling in the opposite direction were forced to pull over to the edge of the road to avoid colliding with the two vehicles.
Moments earlier, the ute driver, who was asleep at the wheel, had swerved into the path of oncoming traffic.
It is understood the man finished a night shift at work before returning home.
Both drivers of the vehicles involved in the accident were rushed to the hospital after being treated by paramedics who arrived at the scene.
Fire and rescue crews removed the sedan’s two passengers from the vehicle.
A NSW Ambulance spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that all three individuals suffered minor injuries following the crash.
The 53-year-old driver of the ute, as well as the 28-year-old female driver of the sedan and her 48-year-old passenger, were taken to Campbelltown Hospital.
A New South Wales Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia they are investigating the incident.
The ute driver (pictured) who fell asleep at the wheel crossed onto the wrong side of the road before the vehicle collided with the sedan, causing traffic chaos.
Motorists inside vehicles traveling in the opposite direction were horrified by the incident.
‘Oh my God! exclaimed a woman who was a passenger inside the ute.
”What the hell was he doing?”
Another motorist in the car traveling behind the sedan that was hit by the Mitsubishi was also heard cursing as the terrifying moment unfolded.
“Fuck me dead,” she said.
‘Jesus fucking Christ.’
Australian Automobile Association figures showed the number of deaths on New South Wales roads rose from 286 to 353 between 2022 and 2023.
Last year was the deadliest on Australian roads in more than five years, with 1,253 people killed.
Drivers are urged not to drive when tired and to get plenty of rest before getting behind the wheel.
Motorists are also urged not to take long trips after work and to avoid driving for long periods at night.