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Man killed after van ploughs into backyard of Sydney home

A man has died after losing control of the van he was driving and ploughing through several fences before coming to a stop against a tree in the backyard of a home in Sydney’s Inner West.

The accident happened at Burwood shortly after 5.30am on Friday.

Police said the 76-year-old man was driving south along Park Road when his Toyota Hiace van left the road.

The van crashed through two fences, one metal and one wooden, before careering through the backyard of a home and coming to a stop.

Police said the van came to rest against a small tree and a third fence.

Residents found the 76-year-old unconscious on the ground.

He was the only person travelling in the van.

After being treated by paramedics at the scene, the man was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with pelvis and chest injuries.

Sadly, he died a short time later.

Park Road was closed for several hours while investigators examined the scene and the wreckage was cleared.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Two dead, three hurt after 4WD ute slams into power pole in NSW

TWO people have been killed and three others injured following a horror single vehicle crash on the NSW Central Coast.

The accident happened at Peats Ridge around 11.25pm on Friday.

Police say a white Toyota Hilux Dual-cab ute was travelling along Peats Ridge Road when it spun out of control and slammed side-on into a power pole near the intersection with Bushells Road.

Two passengers, a man aged in his 60s and a teenage boy, were killed instantly.

The driver, a 24-year-old man, and two other passengers, a second teenage boy and a woman believed to be aged in her 20s, sustained multiple non-life threatening injuries.

They were all treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Gosford Hospital.

The driver is also expected to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Peats Ridge Road was closed for several hours while the scene was examined by the Crash Investigation Unit and the wreckage was cleared.

Investigations into what caused the crash are continuing and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Driver dies after car collides head-on with tree on busy Perth road

A man has been killed after the car he was driving crashed head-on into a tree in Perth’s southern suburbs overnight.

The accident happened in East Rockingham at around 7.30pm.

Police said a black Hyundai Getz had been travelling north along Patterson Road when the vehicle collided with a tree in the centre median.

Despite the desperate attempts of a passing doctor to keep the 41-year-old male driver alive, he died at the scene.

Detectives from the Major Crash Unit after investigating and are urging anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the crash or the crash itself to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man killed after car mounts median and hits tree on the Gold Coast

A man has died after losing control of his car and crashing into a tree at high speed on the Gold Coast overnight.

Police said the 34-year-old man was driving along The Parkway at Hope Island at around 10 o’clock on Sunday night when the crash occurred.

It’s understood the man’s car had careered out of control and onto a centre median where police said it came to rest after slamming into a tree.

The force of the collision was so great, it caused the vehicle to literally wrap around the tree in scenes described by passers-by as “horrific”.

The 34-year-old driver was trapped in the wreckage with life-threatening injuries.

Despite the desperate efforts of emergency crews to free the man from the mangled mess, he could not be saved.

Police this morning confirmed the local man from Nerang died at the scene.

He was the only person travelling in the car and police said initial investigations indicated that there were no other vehicles involved.

Part of The Parkway was sealed off while specialist police from the Forensic Crash Unit examined the scene.

As investigations into the cause of the crash continue, police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash or moments leading up to it to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Woman killed, man critically hurt in horror head-on crash in Adelaide

A woman has died and a man airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a horror head-on crash in Adelaide.

The two cars collided head-on along Kilmore-Lancefield Road in the inner-southern suburb of Springfield at around 4.30pm on Friday.

Both drivers were critically injured.

The female driver and sole occupant of one vehicle died at the scene.

The male driver of the other vehicle was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital where he remains in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

Investigators are urging witnesses or anyone who may have been driving along the road at the time of the accident to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.