A serious accident at a busy Balgowlah intersection disrupted citybound traffic this afternoon.
At 1.40pm today (Monday, 05 April) emergency services were called to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Condamine Street and the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation. One of the vehicles involved in the accident was a small white hatchback, the other was a blue VW Kombi van which rolled onto its side, trapping two of the occupants inside.
The accident completely closed the road southbound via the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation, with traffic detoured via Condamine Street and Sydney Road. The Transport Management Centre advised motorists to avoid the area and allow extra travel time.
NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW and CareFlight all attended the scene. A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said that five people were treated for injuries as a result of the accident, with three of them in a serious condition.
The occupants of the Kombi van are understood to be two females and one male, two of whom were initially trapped inside the vehicle as a result of their injuries. The two women were understood to be in a serious condition, one having sustained a head injury which was treated by a specialist CareFlight doctor.
All patients were loaded into ambulances and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital. The bridge control at Spit Bridge was asked to keep the road open to allow the ambulances to pass freely.
A number of NSW Police were in attendance at the scene to control traffic and the road remained closed until 3.00pm while an investigation of the incident was conducted. A spokesperson for NSW Police said inquiries into the incident would continue.
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