Passenger is killed in a freak accident where a car was crushed by a massive tree – while the P-plate driver, 20, was pulled out of the wreck with horrific injuries
- One dead and another seriously injured after a tree fell on a car in the west of Sydney
- Emergency services to the Blue Mountains suburb of Katoomba at approximately 7 p.m.
- A 40-year-old woman died and the male driver of his years & # 39; 20 was still trapped
- A witness said the explosions were so loud that it went & # 39; went off like a bomb & # 39;
A woman was killed in a freak accident that saw a car crashed by a huge tree that was uprooted when strong winds hit.
Emergency crews were called to Victoria Street, in the Blue Mountains suburb of Katoomba, at about 7 o'clock on Thursday after a large tree fell on a Volvo sedan with green P plates.
Fire crews worked to clear the wreck and free the occupants.
However, the female passenger older in her 40s died on the spot. The male driver, 20, was brought to Westmead Hospital with an air bridge with serious head and chest injuries.
One person died and another was seriously injured after a tree fell on a car in western Sydney (photo)
Emergency services were called to Victoria Street, the Blue Mountains suburb of Katoomba, at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, after a large tree fell on a Volvo sedan with green P-plates (photo)
& # 39; I was just watching TV and there was a big bang & # 39 ;, Katoomba resident Samantha Jones said of the accident (photo)
Katoomba resident Samantha Jones was one of the first on the scene and described the horrible moment when she heard the crash.
& # 39; I was just watching TV and there was a big bang & she said.
& # 39; It was like a bomb going off. It was the loudest explosion I have ever heard.
& # 39; I came running outside and saw the accident – saw the tree in the car.
& # 39; The guy stuck in the car – his foot must have been picked up on the gas pedal because he burned out constantly.
A 40-year-old female passenger suffered fatal injuries, while the male driver was trapped in his & # 39; 20
& # 39; So I immediately went on the phone to earn zero zero and my husband went to check him out.
& # 39; Then my cousin stopped and my children got out of the car and everywhere there were sparks because of the electric poles.
& # 39; I prey that he's fine – it was a pretty nasty accident. & # 39;
The male driver was released after a rescue operation with police rescue, fire brigade and rescue NSW and paramedics from the ambulance of NSW.
Police said he sustained head and chest injuries and was flown to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition
Officers of the Blue Mountains Police Area Command set up a crime scene (photo) and started investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident
Police said he sustained head and chest injuries and was flown to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition.
Officers of the Blue Mountains Police Area Command have set up a crime scene and have begun to ask about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Victoria Street is currently closed in both directions.
The accident comes after Katoomba was hit by strong gusts of up to 89 km / h.
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