Investigations underway following serious four-car collision

Police are investigating following a serious collision involving three cars and a motorcycle in the NSW central tablelands yesterday.

About 2.30pm Tuesday 3 November 2015, emergency services responded to reports of four vehicles involved in a crash on the Great Western Highway at Hartley, about 11km west of Blackheath.

It’s believed a Toyota Hiace travelling eastbound collided with a Mitsibishi Magna also travelling east.


The Magna then collided head on with a Toyota Rav4, travelling west on the same road.

The Rav4, driven by a 61-year-old man, then collided with an eastbound Kawasaki motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old man, suffered serious leg and internal injuries. He was flown to Westmead Hospital, and is in a critical condition.

The 54-year-old male driver of the Hiace; the 74-year-old male driver of the Magna, and driver of the Rav4 were not injured.

They were taken to Lithgow District Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

A crime scene was established with the Great Western Highway closed in both directions between Lithgow and Mount Victoria for several hours.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision that has not yet spoken to police, to contact Crime Stoppers.