Hume Highway: Six-car collision causes peak hour chaos on Sydney roads

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
1 Min Read
A six-car crash has traffic banked up almost 10km.
A six-car crash has traffic banked up almost 10km. Credit: Live Traffic

A six-car collision is causing commuter chaos on a major highway with traffic banked up over nine kilometres.

The multi-vehicle collision took place on the Hume Highway near Edmondson Park, northbound of the M5 and M7 on Wednesday morning.

Emergency services, including officers from the Liverpool City Police Area Command, NSW Fire and Rescue, and NSW Ambulance, were dispatched to the scene.

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A NSW Fire and Rescue spokesperson confirmed the incident occurred around 5:50 am when six cars were involved in a “significant nose to tail” crash.

A six car crash has traffic banked up almost 10kms.
A six-car crash has traffic banked up almost 10km. Credit: Live Traffic

Six fire trucks including specialist rescue technicians were deployed.

Initial reports indicated persons were trapped but on attendance, specialist crews were not required to assist in removing anyone from a vehicle.

Crews remained on site for around half an hour before leaving those involved in the care of paramedics.

Paramedics assessed several drivers and no one required hospital treatment.

The collision led to the closure of two out of four northbound lanes, exacerbating the morning traffic.

Live Traffic NSW continues to warn commuters of ongoing heavy delays.

This crash is one of several incidents this morning, with additional crashes and breakdowns reported in areas such as North Parramatta and on the M1 near Dog Trap Road, contributing to a chaotic commute for many.

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