FRNSW rescues driver trapped in truck after M1 crash - Cowan

Published: 24 Nov 2022 01:33pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have used hydraulic tools to cut a driver free from the wreckage of a two truck crash on the M1 at Cowan, north of Sydney.

A pantech and a B-double tanker, carrying combustible oil, collided in the southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway, near Brooklyn Road, around 6am.

The impact trapped the tanker driver inside his vehicle.

FRNSW firefighters responded to the incident, using a step ladder to reach the truck's cabin and carry out the delicate, hour-long rescue mission.

Once freed, the driver was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics on-scene.

The crash caused significant delays for motorists on the motorway during this morning's peak, at one stage causing traffic to bank up over 10-kilometres.

EDITORS NOTE: Additional photos relating to this incident are available on the FRNSW website.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:13pm

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