A crash to the west of Sydney has resulted in the death of two people and the hospitalisation of a further two victims.
Police say that the collision occurred on December 21 at around 21:15 on the intersection between Wallgrove Road and Wonderland Drive at Eastern creek.
Initial reports indicated that there had been an accident involving a car and a truck – however later releases confirmed that there were three vehicles involved.
A Toyota Prado and an unknown sedan were travelling south along Wallgrove Road when the two vehicles connected while merging lanes.
As a result the 4WD spun out of control across the left shoulder before it smashed into the back of a stationary street sweeper truck.
The Toyota was carrying a total of five people at the time of the incident.
A 57-year-old woman who was travelling in the front passenger seat died during the collision with the utilities vehicle.
Likewise a two-year-old girls who was in the back seat of the 4WD suffered severe injuries and was found dead at the scene by emergency services.
The driver of the Toyota – a 28-year-old female – was trapped in the wrecked vehicle with two girls aged three and six for a length of time before they could be freed.
Ambulance crews transferred all three victims to Westmead Hospital for treatment, with the eldest child suffering suspected spinal injuries while the younger has already undergone surgery and is listed in a critical condition.
The 42-year-old male driver of the sedan and the street sweeper operator were treated for shock at the scene after returning negative breath test results for alcohol.
They both accompanied officers to the nearby Mount Druitt Hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine analysis.
Police kept the road closed for seven hours while rescue crews operated, after which a crime scene was established and officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit examined the scene.
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