Passenger dies in hospital after car flips into safety barrier in horror crash

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has died and four other young adults have been injured after the car they were in crashed and flipped into a safety barrier in Sydney’s south east.

Police said an 18-year-old man was driving the Mitsubishi Lancer south along General Holmes Drive at Mascot on Tuesday night when he lost control of the car around 9pm.

The vehicle flipped and slammed side-on into the end of a safety barrier which speared through the passenger side door, trapping the 20-year-old male passenger inside.


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He was eventually freed from the wreck and rushed to St George Hospital in a critical condition. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries and died in hospital shortly after 11.30am today.

Police released a statement a short time ago, confirming the devastating news.

The 18-year-old driver and his other three passengers, two 18-year-old women and a 20-year-old man managed to walk away from the wreck with only minor physical injuries.

They were all treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to hospital. The two men were taken to St Vincent’s and the women to St George.

Police established a crime scene and are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Any witnesses who have not yet contacted police are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.