Woman dies in hospital after crash with tipper truck

A YOUNG woman has sadly died in hospital, two days after a tipper truck slammed into the back of her car on a hghway in Sydney’s west, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.

The 24-year-old was travelling east along the Great Western Highway and had stopped at the intersection of Flushcombe Road when she was rammed rom behind on Monday night.

Police said a tipper truck transporting an excavator slammed into the back of the woman’s Suzuki Swift, catapulting the small car onto the centre median strip.


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The young woman sustained critical head injuries and was rushed to Westmead Hospital where sadly police confirmed she passed away on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old man who was driving the truck has undergone mandatory drug and alcohol testing while his truck has been seized for mechanical examination.

The Metropolitan Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

They are appealing for anyone with information about the crash, especially dashcam vision, to come forward and contact them via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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