Bystanders rescue five people from fiery car crash - Video - Liverpool

Published: 27 Apr 2022 11:45am

Bystanders rescued five people, trapped inside the burning wreckage of a two car crash last night at Liverpool in Sydney's south-west.

The collision occurred around 8.40 pm on Elizabeth Drive.

Three Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) trucks rushed to the scene amid reports of fuel tanks exploding and people stuck in the vehicles.

Other motorists and passersby had extricated those trapped whilst a sixth person made it to safety on their own.

All six were transported to hospital for treatment.

Firefighters extinguished one of the cars which was engulfed by flames and then doused a trail of burning fuel at the scene, where traffic was blocked in both directions.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Footage of the FRNSW response can be obtained here: [external link]

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) when you are involved in or see a crash can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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