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Driver trapped in burning vehicle taken to hospital in critical condition

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash at Luddenham.

The crash occurred around 5.20pm yesterday along the Northern Road.

Police have been told a white Volkswagen Caddy traveling south collided with the rear of a blue Toyota Hilux utility, forcing the Hilux onto the wrong side of the road and into a Volvo tipper truck traveling northbound.

The Hilux also impacted with a green Ford Falcon which sustained minor damage in the crash, before catching fire and trapping the 32-year-old male driver inside.

He was freed by bystanders and treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for serious internal injuries, then taken to Westmead Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 17-year-old boy who is a P1 provisional licence holder, was taken to Nepean Hospital where he underwent numerous scans and treatment for non life threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford, a 40-year-old man, and the driver of the truck, a 26-year-old man, were arrested and taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory testing.

A passenger in the Ford, a woman aged 64, was uninjured.

Specialist investigators from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit have launched a probe into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage from the area at the time, to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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