A car has exploded into a ball of fire following a collision with another vehicle on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia, reports news.com.au
According to the news outlet, the bridge is currently closed with emergency services managing to extinguish the fire.
‘Two of the drivers – a man and a woman – were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, with the man taken to Royal North Shore Hospital and the woman to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
‘The driver of a van was trapped and freed by rescue operatives, before he was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Other motorists reported hearing an explosion on the bridge.
‘Horrifying pictures showed the car surrounded by flames as smoke billowed from the bridge.’
A spokesperson from Fire and Rescue told the Today Show that an officer from the Traffic Management Centre dragged the van away from the fiery vehicle.
The Transport Management Centre said advised motorists to avoid the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
“Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use the Sydney Harbour Tunnel as an alternative,” it said in a statement.