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Woman critical after crash near Penrith

Friday, 21 May 2021 09:17:15 PM

A woman has been critically injured in a crash in Sydney’s west this evening.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Castlereagh and Cranebrook roads, Castlereagh, just after 6.30pm (Friday 21 May 2021), after reports a car and a truck had collided head-on.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command and Traffic and Highway Patrol responded.

The female driver was trapped for almost 40 minutes before being released and treated by paramedics for a head injury. She’s now been taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

The male truck driver has been taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory testing.

Castlereagh Road remains closed with local diversions in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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.