Wakehurst Parkway closed for most of Friday after two separate incidents

NARRABEEN — Wakehurst Parkway in Sydney’s Northern Beaches was closed for most of Friday due to two separate car accidents.

The first incident occurred at 8:40am when two people became trapped in their cars after a head-on crash near the Sydney Academy of Sports. The first driver to be freed at 9:00am was a 35-year-old woman. She was taken to hospital with cuts, bruises and suspected spinal injuries.

The driver of the second car was a 29-year-old male. He was freed at 9:45am with suspected spinal injuries. An Ambulance of New South Wales helicopter was called to the scene, though both were taken by road to Royal North Shore Hospital.

The road was closed till 2:00pm while crash investigators tried to determine the cause of the accident.

The road was again closed at around 2:30pm after another collision approximately 2 kilometres south of the Sydney Academy of Sports. The condition of the occupants is currently unknown. Wakehurst Parkway was then opened again a short time after with a contraflow system in place, a speed limit of 40km/h and delays of up to 30 minutes. The video above, captured by The Sydney Newsdesk, shows the cleanup from the second incident.

The road closure had knock-on effects for the rest of the local area with heavy traffic seen throughout the day on Warringah Road, Mona Vale Road and Pittwater Road.

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