Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash at a community west of Picton on March 17, only to find two people had died and a further three were in need of hospitalisation.
According to police reports, a white BMW sedan was travelling along Barkers Lodge Road in Mowbray Park at around 11:35 when its driver lost control and the vehicle left the road.
The car then slid for a distance before colliding with a number of trees growing along the edge of the asphalt with force, throwing its five occupants around violently.
Photos published by the Macarthur Chronicle on March 19 show a white vehicle resting on its roof and covered by a blue tarpaulin – a testament to the energies unleashed during the collision.
Police officers, paramedics and other emergency crews attended the scene shortly after the call came in.
They found that two of the occupants of the BMW – a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl – had suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
AAP reported that one of the surviving victims, another 19-year-old male, was partially ejected from the vehicle due to the force of the impact.
Emergency services had to work quickly to free him from his difficult position before he was taken to Liverpool Hospital by the CareFlight helicopter with serious injuries to his arm, shoulder and chest.
The driver of the BMW – a 17-year-old girl – and her female passenger of the same age were able to receive treatment at the scene before being transferred to the same institution by road ambulance.
Authorities are not certain what caused the fatal car accident at the present time and are continuing their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
As standard practice, a section of Barkers Lodge Road was sealed off to allow specialists attached to the Camden Police Local Area Command to examine the scene.
In cases where the victims of a collision are not directly involved, they may be able to file for car accident compensation.
These circumstances include passengers not in control of a car, motorcycle pillions and even some cases of pedestrian injury.
Funds can be made available through the Motor Accidents Authority, which can then be used to cover medical costs and rehabilitation expenses incurred as a victim begins the recovery process.