Commuters travelling in and around Sydney this morning (October 12) were subject to lengthy delays after a number of accidents injured drivers and closed lanes.
An eight-car pile-up on the M4 near Graystanes Road at 06:00 closed two lanes of the main road for hours, with police attending the scene.
Officials noted that the salvage operation was complex in nature and could only be performed after paramedics had finished treating victims at the scene.
Speaking on the incident Dave Wright from the RTA Transport Management Centre said that six of the eight vehicles were not able to move under their own power and needed to be towed.
Wright declared: "Because of the severity of the accident the fire brigade have to get on site and remove cars, as a lot of them seem to be wedged together."
The northbound traffic on the M4 was reportedly banked up for 6km – all the way to Eastern Creek.
At 05:10 a two car collision on the M5 at Riverwood caused extensive delays, with motorists forced to use the emergency lane to pass the damaged vehicles.
A third accident occurred on the same motorway near Revesby at around 08:25 involving two vehicles.
The crash saw one driver trapped in their car until emergency services arrived and were able to free them – being transported to the nearby Liverpool Hospital for further treatment at 09:10.
Ambulance crews were kept busy with a fourth collision at Mascot just passed Cooks River Tunnel that involved three vehicles just after 08:45.
Paramedics were able to treat the victims at the scene of the crash and none of the injured parties required a visit to the emergency room.
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