Australia Hero onlookers drag trapped drivers to safety after horrific six-car pileup which killed two people and injured five - as truckie is charged with dangerous driving

04:10  01 august  2018
04:10  01 august  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A team of civilian heroes were behind the miraculous rescue of a number of drivers trapped in the danger zone of a fiery multi-vehicle crash which killed two people on Tuesday.

Drivers from nearby vehicles leaped into action on Sydney's M1 Motorway, near Mooney Mooney Creek, about 4.50pm, after a B-double truck ploughed into a row of stationary cars.

A Ford utility burst into flames and a 52-year-old driver and 19-year-old died instantly.

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He dragged the occupant to safety , despite being injured himself. Raw Video: Horrific gas station crash on Hutch. John Vescio, a senior state police investigator, had been After briefly escaping from the flames, he returned to drag the trapped driver to safety with help from another bystander.

a blurry image of a truck: A team of civilian heroes were behind the miraculous rescue of drivers trapped in the danger zone of a fiery multi-vehicle crash which killed two people on a busy motorway Tuesday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A team of civilian heroes were behind the miraculous rescue of drivers trapped in the danger zone of a fiery multi-vehicle crash which killed two people on a busy motorway Tuesday

Six other vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision, with several drivers and passengers becoming trapped.

Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to the Somersby crash site, where they worked to extinguish the blaze and get victims to safety.

'Bystanders had pulled a few occupants out of the vehicle but unfortunately there were two people trapped in one vehicle that were deceased,' NSW Ambulance Service's Jason Mattson told Nine News.

'They were lucky that bystanders were quick-thinking and pulled them out of the cars.'

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Six other vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision, with several drivers and passengers becoming trapped © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Six other vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision, with several drivers and passengers becoming trapped a close up of a road: Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to the Somersby crash site, where they worked to extinguish the blaze and get victims to safety © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to the Somersby crash site, where they worked to extinguish the blaze and get victims to safety

A 75-year-old woman, among the five people hurt, was due to undergo surgery on Wednesday.

The truck driver, 30, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital before being charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and granted strict conditional bail.

It took several hours for the busy stretch of road to be re-opened to traffic.

Traffic was backed up 9km from the crash site and all lanes northbound were closed.

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