ONE man is dead, another is fighting for life and a third has been airlifted to hospital following three separate crashes involving power poles in NSW.
Police are investigating all three accidents, which occurred within five hours and 130km of each other.
The most serious occurred at Bonnells Bay on the state’s Central Coast around 4am this morning.
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A 26-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after the car he was driving collected a pole on Fishery Point Rd.
Police and bystanders tried desperately to keep the man alive but sadly he could not be saved and died at the scene.
Less than five hours earlier, a 25-year-old man miraculously escaped death in a similar crash around 57 kilometres away on Mangrove Mountain.
Police said the man was driving along Wisemans Ferry Road around 11.15pm on Friday when, for reasons yet to be determined, his car left the road smashed into a pole.
He was airlifted to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Meanwhile, further south in Sydney’s northwest, a 34-year-old man almost died after losing control of his Subaru WRX on the Hawkesbury Valley Way at Clarendon, near Windsor.
It was around 12.20am this morning when the WRX left the road and struck a power pole.
The man was trapped in the driver’s seat with life-threatening injuries and had to be cut out of the wreckage.
He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to Westmead Hosptial in a critical condition.
The 34-year-old was expected to undergo life-saving surgery this morning.
Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding all three crashes.
Anyone with information that could assist with either investigation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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.