A young man has died after being involved in a fatal car accident in the New South Wales region last night (July 18).
The incident occurred at approximately 20:15 in the evening and involved one vehicle only, a Nissan Skyline.
The car was being driven by a 27-year-old man and in the passenger’s seat was a 29-year-old and in the back a 19-year-old, both of which were also male.
It collided into a sign, fence and then a shop after the driver lost control and the vehicle left the road.
This happened as the car was travelling south down the Horsley Drive in Carramar, Villawood.
The two men in their twenties – the driver, and the passenger – managed to get out of the vehicle, which landed on its side.
However the 19-year-old was trapped and took a lot longer to get out. Once he was freed, he was taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he later died from catastrophic injury.
While the cause of the accident is currently unknown, the police are doing what they can to uncover more facts. At this stage, it is possible that speeding could have played a part.
When drivers exceed the speed limit the risk of them losing control and veering off the road or into oncoming traffic increases significantly.
Police are often out and about maintaining a high visibility presence on the region’s roads in an attempt to discourage motorists from breaking the law and to catch those who are.
Although there is a lot of publicity and warning signs about the dangers of speeding, officers still catch people going well over the limit.
Last weekend (Saturday July 14), two vehicles were caught travelling at excessive speed side-by-side as they made their way down the Hume Highway near Goulburn.
One motorist was a 20-year-old male driving a Honda Civic, while the other was a 19-year-old female driving a Toyota Corolla.
Both were travelling at least 45 kilometres per hour over the limit in a 110 kilometres per hour zone.
It is estimated that the Honda was going 163 kilometres per hour and the Toyota 170 kilometres per hour.
Both drivers were issued with appropriate infringement notices, but fortunately no accident occurred and no one was hurt.
However, not everyone is always so lucky. If you are ever involved in an incident then you may like to know that you could be eligible for car accident compensation.
There are lawyers in Sydney that can help you make a claim.