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Mother and Child Pulled from Firey Crash

Jan 22, 2024

A mother and child have been pulled from a burning car following a crash on the Great Western Highway near Katoomba this morning.

The child, under ten years old, has been flown to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a serious condition. The woman in her 30’s has been taken to Westmead Hospital with multiple injuries. A third person, who assisted after the accident, a woman in her 40’s was take to hospital with minor burns.

Emergency services remain at the site. The Great Western Highway at Katoomba is closed in both directions and motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police investigations are expected to take some time.

The driver of the truck has been taken to Katoomba Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene has been established as officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Eastbound motorists (travelling towards Sydney) are being diverted via the Darling Causeway and Bells Line of Rd, The Northern Rd to join the M4 Mwy.

Westbound motorists travelling between Sydney and Lithgow can use The Northern Rd or Castlereagh Rd to Richmond. Join Bells Line of Rd, Darling Causeway (for Mt Victoria) or Chifley Rd to re-join the Great Western Hwy.

Westbound motorists in the Blue Mountains can use Hawkesbury Rd, Springwood Rd, Bells Line of Rd, Darling Causeway (for Mt Victoria) or Chifley Rd to re-join the Great Western Hwy.

This diversion is not suitable for B Doubles (Exceeding 19 meters in length) which are being parked.

 

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