Truck driver dies in M2 collision

A man has died after two semi-trailers collided this morning on the M2 at Baulkham Hills.

One driver, Paul Kerr, 50, from Prestons, was trapped in the wreckage for over two hours, before being taken to Westmead Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The other truck driver was a man from Emerton who was taken to Westmead Hospital for precautionary checks and mandatory blood and urine tests.

The M2 eastbound remained closed for over 12 hours as vehicle salvage work was undertaken.

A fuel spill at the accident site has also damaged the road. As a result emergency roadworks will need to take place.

The M2 was expected to remain closed eastbound for some time.

Emergency services were called to the collision on the M2 between Abbott Road and Windsor Road about 2am. 

It’s believed two trucks were travelling city-bound, when the front of one truck collided with the back of the other.

The other male truck driver was taken to Westmead Hospital for precautionary checks and mandatory blood and urine testing.

Roads remain closed and police are advising drivers to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

Emergency services, police investigators and traffic crews remain on site.

■ There is no access to the M2 Motorway from Old Windsor Road or Abbott Road for eastbound traffic. Motorists wishing to travel east on the M2 Motorway can use Windsor Road on-ramp.

■ Eastbound traffic on the M7 Motorway is being diverted onto Norwest Boulevard.

■ Westbound traffic has been reduced to 40 km/h past the accident site. 

■ Citybound buses travelling along the M2 are diverting via Old Windsor Road in Seven Hills. A number of bus stops are being missed on the M2 between Abbott Road and Windsor Road. Passengers are advised to allow plenty of additional travel time. 

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