Two young women have miraculously escaped a horror NSW crash with just minor injuries, despite one of them being catapulted through the windscreen.
Police and paramedics feared the worst when they arrived at the Cumberland Highway crash scene on Friday night.
“I’ve been in the job 32 years and this is one of the most horrific accidents looking at the damage, and the car being on fire,” NSW Ambulance Insp Andrew Keshwan said.
“There was carnage. It’s very, very lucky that they survived with minimal injuries.”
The 21-year-old driver crashed into a telegraph police, splitting the Mitsubishi Lancer in two before the vehicle caught fire.
The driver somehow walked away with just a bleeding nose while her 20-year-old passenger – who was ejected through the windscreen – suffered only minor pelvic and abdominal injuries.
“To see a car like this wrapped around a telegraph pole… sadly for many emergency services that attend these crashes it often results in death,” chief insp Phil Brooks said.
“Certainly speeding and the manner of driving will be the focus of this investigation.”
Both women were taken to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution and remain in stable conditions.