Lucky escape for woman trapped in Kia Rio between two semis
A WOMAN was extremely lucky to escape with her life after a serious crash in the Blue Mountains today.
About 10.50am, multiple vehicles were involved in the serious crash on the Great Western Hwy at Blackheath.
A Kia Rio sedan was trapped between two semi trailers and 34-year-old woman was trapped in the car due to her injuries and confinement.
The woman was treated by Ambulance officers whilst trapped, and after about 45 minutes, and the use of hydraulic rescue equipment, she was freed by Police Rescue, with assistance from Fire and Rescue NSW.
She was airlifted to Westmead Hospital for further assessment and treatment. Her condition is stable, and she is undergoing further assessment to determine the full extent of her injuries.
Police are speaking to the truck drivers, who were uninjured, and other witnesses to determine exactly what happened. The Crash Investigation Unit are currently assisting local officers to investigate the cause of the collision.
The Great Western Hwy was closed until 2pm (between Hat Hill Rd and Gardners Cres), with diversions in place.
Heavy vehicles involved in the collision have been inspected on site, and will undergo further assessment by RMS Heavy Vehicle Inspectors at the Mt Boyce truck station.
The Kia Rio sedan sustained significant damage as a result of the collision.