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Wetherill Park: Emergency response after major truck crash in Sydney’s west

Jun 14, 2023

Six people involved in a horror crash between a cement mixer, a truck and two cars in Sydney's west are lucky to be alive, with police saying it was "remarkable" no one was killed.

Two people trapped inside the truck when it caught fire were rescued just in time, as firefighters extinguished the flames.

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They were among several people trapped inside their vehicles in the crash on Widemere Rd in Wetherill Park about 11.50am on Thursday.

NSW Police Inspector Joshua Dixon said the cement mixer lost control on a bend and decline on Prospect Hwy and crossed onto the wrong side of the road where it collided with three other vehicles and rolled.

"There have been some significant injuries sustained, particularly by passengers of the Pantech truck," Dixon told 7NEWS.

"The levels of injuries are not known at this point but to not have a fatality is purely remarkable."

FRNSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry said four people were trapped, with firefighters using hydraulics to cut two of them out.

"Fortunately, two of the occupants of the other vehicles were able to self-evacuate," he told 7NEWS.

Dewberry said firefighters raced against the clock to free two occupants trapped in the pantech truck when it caught fire.

"We had to do a rapid intervention where our firefighters had to rip off the door, get an extinguisher in to contain and extinguish the fire," he said.

"You’ve got numerous people trapped in numerous vehicles. A lot of hard work had to be done in a very compressed time frame."

The two men in the truck were taken to Liverpool hospital with serious injuries. Two others were treated for minor injuries.

Police said the drivers will undergo mandatory testing in hospital.

Investigators will determine whether charges will be laid at a later time.

Dixon said the crash served as a reminder to stay safe on the roads this holiday period.

"Please take care because everyone wants to get to their destination," he said.

FRNSW hazardous materials firefighters remain on the scene on Thursday evening to clean up debris and spilt materials.

Motorists are warned to expect heavy traffic, with lanes blocked on Widemere Rd and Prospect Hwy at Wetherill Park in both directions.

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