Emergency services are on the scene of a fatal crash near Dubbo. Picture: Lily Cardis / Twitter
Emergency services are on the scene of a fatal crash near Dubbo. Picture: Lily Cardis / Twitter

Two dead, three trapped in horror smash

UPDATE: A MULTI-VEHICLE car crash in the NSW central west, which killed two and left two trapped for hours, was so horrific a road worker collapsed in shock at the scene.

A B-double apparently slammed into vehicles stopped at roadworks, on the Newell Highway, 20km north of Dubbo.

NSW Police confirmed multiple fatalities from the crash that took place shortly after midday. Eight people were injured in the smash, including a two-year-old, which the authorities described as "absolute carnage".

A truck, four sedans and a ute were stopped at roadworks on the highway when it is reported the B-double slammed into the back of the queue of stationary vehicles.

Nine News reported one patient had been "ejected from their vehicle".

Two people were trapped in a car for more than three hours; both were freed about 4pm and taken to Dubbo Base Hospital and Westmead Hospital in Sydney.

"It is an absolute horror. [The truck] came on to traffic. We had a worker collapse with shock. This is a terrible, terrible crash," NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey told the ABC on Tuesday.

The B-double truck driver was one of those who was flown to hospital, with leg and pelvic injuries.

Those injured include a two-year-old girl who suffered leg cuts, a 52-year-old woman with shoulder and wrist injuries and a 26-year-old woman with pelvic injuries. A man sustained lacerations and another woman has head injuries.

UPDATE: A MULTI-VEHICLE car crash in the NSW central west, which killed two and has left two trapped, was so horrific a road worker collapsed in shock.

It's believed a B-double slammed into vehicles stopped at roadworks, 20km north of Dubbo.

NSW Police confirmed multiple fatalities from the crash that took place shortly after midday.

Between five and 11 people have been injured in the smash, including a two-year-old, which the authorities have described as "absolute carnage".

Seven vehicles were involved with reports a truck failed to stop at a stop/go sign at the roadworks.

Nine News reported one patient had been "ejected from their vehicle".

"It is an absolute horror. [The truck] came on to traffic. We had a worker collapse with shock. This is a terrible, terrible crash," NSW Police Minister Melinda Pavey told the ABC on Tuesday.

An 18-year-old is said to be trapped beneath a truck. Police have said those trapped are "conscious and alive". The truck driver has been flown from the scene to hospital.

Eight ambulance crews and three helicopters are at the accident site on the Newell Highway following a call to triple-zero about 12.30pm today.

There are reports seven patients were treated at the scene and taken to hospital including a two-year-old girl who suffered leg cuts, a 52-year-old woman with shoulder and wrist injuries and a 26-year-old woman with pelvic injuries. A man sustained lacerations and another woman has head injuries.

"One car is believed to be completely crushed under a truck", a NSW Ambulance spokesman said. "We are treating multiple patients, some are still trapped by compression at this stage."

 

EARLIER: TWO people are dead and three people are trapped following a serious multi-vehicle crash involving a truck north of Dubbo in NSW's central west.

NSW Police confirmed multiple fatalaties from the crash, that took place 20km north of Dubbo shortly after midday.

Authorities have described the scene as "absolute carnage".

Eight ambulance crews and three choppers have been sent to the accident site on the Newell Highway following a call to triple-zero about 12.30pm today.

Emergency services are on the scene of a crash between a truck and four cars on the Newell Highway, north of Dubbo. Picture: Ben Walker / Twitter
Emergency services are on the scene of a crash between a truck and four cars on the Newell Highway, north of Dubbo. Picture: Ben Walker / Twitter

Early reports suggest four cars and a truck were involved. Nine News reported one patient had been "ejected from their vehicle".

One car is believed to be completely crushed under a truck, a NSW Ambulance spokesman said. They said one vehicle had been "completely crushed" in the crash.

The Newell Highway is closed in both directions.


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