A woman has died and a man is seriously injured after a tree fell on their car in the NSW Blue Mountains.
The incident occurred on Thursday (11th July) evening, with authorities finding the pair’s Volvo sedan crushed under a large, fallen tree on Victoria Street in Katoomba.
What caused the tree to fall remains unclear.
Katoomba: A woman has died, and a man trapped for hours, after a tree collapsed on a car in the Blue Mountains. The man was freed after a delicate rescue operation, and airlifted to hospital in a serious condition. https://t.co/jjMZFNdKgT @jessicaridleytv #TheLatest #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/er5UPIfHXp
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) July 11, 2019
The woman aged in her 40s, who was a passenger in the car, suffered fatal injuries while the male driver, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with head and chest injuries.
He remains in a serious condition at Westmead Hospital.
Victoria Street remains closed in both directions.