Driver dead after car flips into creek

A MAN has died after the car he was driving smashed through a metal railing and landed in a creek bed in Sydney.

It happened where Hewitt Street meets Roper Road in Colyton shortly before sunrise on Sunday.

Police said a vehicle failed to negotiate the intersection and smashed through metal railings before rolling about 5am.


The vehicle eventually came to rest in a creek bed.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but sadly, there was nothing they could do to save the male driver.

Police said he died at the scene before he could be taken to hospital.

A second man who had been sitting in the front passenger seat was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Police said he was taken to Westmead Hospital for “observation”.

Local traffic diversions were in place around the crash site this morning while the scene was examined.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage of the incident is urged to come forward and contact police.

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