Stunning twist in Sydney Harbour Bridge crash after dashcam emerges

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NSW Police have revealed more details on Monday morning's fiery crash on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Detective Superintendent Rohan Cramsie said the black Toyota Kluger — which collided head on with a white van and erupted in flames— was likely stolen from the CBD.

He said police at this stage believe the Kluger may have been stolen from the vicinity of Sussex and Goulburn Streets in Sydney's CBD just before the collision.

The black Toyota Kluger which erupted in flames after crashing on the Sydney Harbour Bridge was allegedly stolen on Monday morning. Source: AAP
The black Toyota Kluger which erupted in flames after colliding with a white van was allegedly stolen on Monday morning. Source: AAP

Police allege the owner of the Kluger was approached by a male who had a conversation with him about his car.

"There was a short scuffle which ensued and then the male who was asking about the Kluger got into the car and drove it away. He then headed towards the Harbour Bridge," Detective Cramsie said.

'Stolen Kluger' allegedly speeding

Detective Cramsie said "extremely confronting" dashcam footage of the collision with the van, alleges the Kluger was driving above the speed limit.

The Kluger is seen overtaking cars on the bridge before colliding head on with a white Toyota Hiace travelling in the opposite direction. The Kluger then bounces and hits another vehicle, a Honda CRV, flipping on impact and bursting into flames.

The driver of the Kluger was able to escape before the car caught fire and was later taken to Royal North Shore Hospital suffering serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

"He is currently under police guard whilst our investigations continue," Detective Cramsie said on Monday. "Once he gets medical clearance we're certainly very keen to speak to him."

All three drivers taken to hospital

The driver of the Honda CRV and the driver of the Toyota Hiace were also taken to hospital and are not believed to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was closed from 7.10am for three hours as a result of the accident.

NSW Police have asked anyone with information about the stolen Kluger to contact Crime Stoppers.

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