Major police investigation after horror crash in Sydney’s south-west
Posted On April 27, 2022
A car full of teenagers are lucky to have escaped alive after a horror crash in Sydney’s south-west overnight.
Emergency services were called to Elizabeth Drive, Liverpool, after two cars collided about 8.40pm.
Police allege the 18-year-old driver of a Holden Commodore sedan lost control and crossed onto the wrong side of the road before colliding with an oncoming Mazda CX-3.
The sedan, which was packed with five teenagers, then burst into flames.
“The car was spinning from down there to up there, hit another car, went on fire,” a witness told 9News.
Bystanders rushed to the aid of the teenagers trapped inside the car.
“Some very brave and quick thinking members of the public have removed the 18-year-old driver and his four passengers before it was destroyed by fire,” Acting Inspector Jason Hogan said.
Firefighters fought the blaze but the vehicle was destroyed.
A 16-year-old female passenger in the sedan was taken to Liverpool Hospital with serious leg and hip injuries and remains in a critical condition.
The 18-year-old driver of the sedan and three male passengers, aged 22, 16 and 15, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The 31-year-old female driver of the SUV was also treated for minor injuries and was taken to hospital.
“High speed is involved in such incidents,” NSW Ambulance paramedic Dominic Carr said.
“There’s bound to be serious injuries and we are very, very lucky on this occasion that a couple of them have serious injuries, there’s still a long way to go but hopefully things will be on the mend.”
Crash investigators are now looking into the circumstances of the collision.