UPDATED 10.30am: Two rescue helicopters landed at Terrey Hills Oval overnight following a car crash in the nearby national park.

Shortly after 1.00am this morning (Tuesday, 06 September) emergency services were called to a report of a vehicle that had left the road and collided with a tree and caught fire at McCarrs Creek Road, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, approximately 150m west of the West Head Road turn off.

McCarrs Creek Road, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed the vehicle, a white BMW, had two occupants, a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy. Both males sustained broken bones in the crash and burns when the car caught on fire.

NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade, and two NSW Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopters with critical care medical teams aboard, responded to the scene. The helicopters were unable to access the incident location, landing at Terrey Hills Oval (video below) where the medical teams were transferred by police and ambulance vehicles to the scene.

The medical teams joined a NSW Ambulance Inspector and Intensive Care paramedics at the scene to assist with treatment. The injured young men were loaded into separate NSW Ambulance vehicles, and with the medical teams aboard, taken by road to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.

A Fire and Rescue NSW specialist rescue crew from Narrabeen Station arrived at the scene but with nobody trapped in the vehicles, and the fire brought under control by the RFS crew from Terrey Hills (image below), they were released from the incident.

Terrey Hills Rural Fire Brigade at a vehicle crash and fire

The road remained closed to traffic in the early hours of the morning while officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command established a crime scene. Specialist officers attached to the NSW Police Crash Investigation Unit were tasked to forensically examine the incident scene.

Although the cause of the incident is yet to be determined, the area has a reputation for being a night-time black spot popular with drivers of high-powered vehicles. Northern Beaches Council installed 19 speed bumps at the Church Point end of McCarrs Creek Road to discourage dangerous driving.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate, Google, NSW RFS (Terrey Hills)
Video: Northern Beaches Advocate

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