A MAN has suffered horrific burns after his car exploded into flames following a shocking three-car crash in Sydney.
It happened on King Georges Road at South Hurtsville shortly after six o’clock on Sunday morning.
The 45-year-old man reportedly lost control of his Mazda, causing it to slide out and cross onto the wrong side of the road where it was hit by two other cars, including one towing a boat, travelling in the opposite direction.
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Police said the man was travelling north and collided with two southbound vehicles.
One of the vehicles smashed into the Mazda’s fuel tank, causing the vehicle to explode.
Security cameras captured the moment a huge fireball engulfed the man’s Mazda immediately after impact.
The vehicle can be seen in the vision sliding out and hitting a bump in the road causing it to become airborne before it smashes into oncoming traffic on the other side of the road and bursts into flames.
An L-plater travelling behind the southbound vehicles witnessed the horrific impact and stopped to help.
A passenger from the L-plater’s vehicle braved the flames and ran into the fire to save the driver who was trapped in the burning wreck while other occupants of the car phoned triple zero.
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The heroic passenger managed to free the 45-year-old driver and drag him to safety before emergency services arrived.
The 45-year-old sustained horrific burns to his face and body and was rushed to St George Hospital in a critical condition before being transferred to the Royal North Shore Hospital.
Incredibly, the drivers of the two southbound vehicles escaped serious injury.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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