ONE man is dead and two others have been injured – one of them critically – in a shocking multi-vehicle crash in Sydney’s south.
It happened deep within the Royal National Park, about 11km from Sutherland, shortly after midday on Sunday.
In a statement, NSW Police said two cars and three motorcycles collided on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive around 12.30pm.
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One of the riders was treated by paramedics at the scene but sadly could not be saved and died before he could be taken to hospital.
The two other riders were also treated by paramedics before being transported to St George Hospital, where they remain this afternoon.
Police said one of the surviving riders is in a critical condition, while the other is listed as “serious”.
Their ages were not immediately known.
The drivers of both cars were taken uninjured to Sutherland Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
The crash has triggered extensive delays in the area with the winding road closed and declared a crime scene.
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours while the Crash Investigation Unit examines the scene.
Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.
Motorists are urged to steer clear of the area. Traffic diversions are in place.
Check www.livetraffic.com.au for updates.