NSW police investigate after serious crash at Blue Mountains

Two men have been taken to hospital following a serious crash in Blue Mountains this afternoon.

Just before 12.40pm (Friday 15 October 2021), police attached to St George Highway Command attempted to stop a grey Volkswagen sedan on Forest Road, Bexley, for the purpose of a random breath test.

A pursuit was initiated after the driver failed to stop, before the Volkswagen accelerated to speeds of about 160km/h in a signposted 100km/h zone.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

With the assistance of PolAir, the vehicle was monitored as it travelled along the Great Western Highway toward Mount Boyce.

Police re-engaged the pursuit on the Great Western Highway near Bullaburra, where road spikes were deployed, yet unsuccessful.

The vehicle continued along the Great Western Highway towards Blackheath.

Just after 2pm, the vehicle attempted to undertake a semi-trailer, before crashing into a stationary marked police vehicle and flipping onto its roof.

The occupants of the vehicle – two men – were assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene.

One man was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital, while the other man was airlifted to Westmead Hospital.

Both men remain in a serious condition.

Additional officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Investigations are continuing, anyone with information or dash cam vision, is urged to come forward.

No police officers were injured during the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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