Fear of fatalities as wild Sydney police chase ends in fiery crash – as rescue helicopters land in the middle of cricket match to rush to the scene
A car lost control and slammed into a tree before going up in flames following an alleged police chase on Sydney’s lower north coast.
Emergency services remain at the scene of the horrific accident in Cammeray on Sydney’s lower north coast on Sunday afternoon, in which several occupants of the allegedly stolen vehicle were rushed to hospital.
The crash has caused traffic chaos on Sydney Harbor Bridge, as rescue helicopters stopped playing a local cricket game at nearby Bon Andrews Oval.
Shocked witnesses said the car was being chased by police when it crashed into a tree and caught fire.
A car lost control and crashed into a tree during an alleged police chase in Cammeray on Sunday afternoon
Several young occupants in the vehicle had to be extricated from the wreckage before being rushed to hospital
The police and witnesses had to smash the windows to bring the occupants who were trapped in the wreckage to safety.
Six people were in the car at the time, three of them seriously injured.
Some pedestrians are also believed to have become entangled in the chaos.
“There was a woman standing by the side of the road, there was blood everywhere,” a witness told Ten News.
“The car caught fire and there was a loud bang as the car exploded.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the NSW Police Department for more information.
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A rescue helicopter landed in the middle of Bon Andrews Oval and stopped playing