An investigation is underway into the cause of a four vehicle crash and fire which significantly impacted traffic on the M1 Motorway near Wyong on October 30.
At around 2:10am, a B-double truck ran into the back of a stationary roadworks truck, pushing it into two other roadwork vehicles nearby.
Following the crash, the B-double caught fire, with the fire spreading to the three other vehicles involved.
Five men were taken to hospital.
The driver suffered a shoulder injury and will also undergo mandatory testing, while four roadworkers were taken to be checked as a precaution and for treatment for the effects of shock.
A major clean-up operation lasting around seven hours followed, causing huge delays to northbound traffic, with the effects being felt around the Coasts’ roads as drivers attempted to either divert back to the southbound lanes or find alternative routes north.
An investigation is underway into the cause of the crash by officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District.
They are calling for anyone with dashcam vision of the incident, or any dashcam vision they believe may be relevant to the investigation.
Media release, Oct 30
NSW Police Media