FIVE people, including three children, have been rushed to hospital – two of them airlifted – following a horror two-car crash in Sydney’s west.
The two white four-wheel-drives collided head-on on The Northern Road at Luddenham just after 3:30pm AEDT.
Three children were freed from the wreck and rushed to the Liverpool Hospital by ambulance. Their conditions are not known.
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Emergency crews spent more than hour working to free the drivers of both vehicles.
Two rescue helicopters were dispatched to the scene and landed in a paddock next to the road. They were used to airlifted the drivers to hospital once they were cut out of the wreckage.
A female driver was airlifted to the Liverpool Hospital, while the male driver of the second vehicle was flown to Westmead.
The road remains closed in both directions, with wreckage strewn across both lanes.
Police are urging motorists to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) December 22, 2016