Peak hour traffic on Sydney’s busy M4 motorway made way for the CareFlight rapid response trauma team late today when the crew were called to a five car pileup.

Police stopped traffic to allow the helicopter to land on the M4 at Glenmore Park, near the Kingswood Road overpass, so the specialist medical team could assess a number of people involved in the crash.

They found the injuries were less serious than initially thought. Drivers from two of the cars were transported by NSW Ambulance paramedics to Nepean Hospital for further treatment.