Two people killed, three trapped in horrific multi-vehicle crash near Dubbo

Pauline Gross
January 18, 2018

A truck slammed into six stationary vehicles on the Newell Highway, killing two and injuring ten others.

NSW Police Superintendent Peter McKenna said all vehicles involved in the crash were travelling in the same direction. Eight people were injured in the smash, including a two-year-old, which the authorities described as "absolute carnage".

It is believed four cars, a B-double and utility were stopped at a road works site when they were hit from behind by the semi-trailer.

Two people died at the scene and eight people were taken to Dubbo Base Hospital.

"This is an absolute horror", she said. [The truck] came on to traffic. We had a worker collapse with shock.

Ms Pavey said the greater number of trucks on the road had resulted in heavy vehicle crashes in NSW increasing by 45 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016.

Among those injured was a two-year-old girl who sustained leg lacerations, a 43-year-old woman who suffered a broken arm and a 26-year-old woman with facial injuries.

An 18-year-old man was freed from his vehicle and another person was freed from a truck after they were both trapped for more than four hours.

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

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A semi-trailer is believed to have slammed into a queue of cars stopped at roadworks.

NSW Police and RMS inspectors conducted a compliance operation today targeting the transport company involved in a fatal truck crash that resulted in a large explosion and a bushfire on Monday.

An 18-year-old man in another vehicle suffered burns and was taken to Concord Hospital.

Police said it's too early to say what caused the crash, but urged people to rest when they need to, and avoid using drugs or alcohol when driving.

After emergency crews spent three hours freeing him, the young man was flown by helicopter to Westmead Hospital with multiple injuries.

'One vehicle is believed to be completely crushed under a truck, ' she said.

Two people have died and eight more have been taken to hospital after a "horror" multi-vehicle crash near Dubbo, in which a truck allegedly failed to stop at roadworks.

Earlier, Ambulance NSW Superintendent Kathy Golledge described the scene as "absolute carnage".

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