Gruesome details have emerged of a car crash where five teenagers were seriously injured, in an accident eerily similar to the one that killed five schoolmates last week.
Five teenagers suffered injuries after a Honda Accord, allegedly driven by an 18-year-old, smashed into a power pole on Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills in Sydney’s south-west at about 5.30am on Friday.
Witnesses told Daily Mail Australia that the driver of the car wandered around, dazed and agitated, immediately after the crash, muttering ‘What have I done? What have I done?’
Two female passengers, both 16, lay on the footpath beside the car, one unable to speak while the other screamed out with a bleeding cut on her neck.
Witnesses reported the 18-year-old driver of the car wandering around dazed and agitated immediately after the crash, muttering ‘What have I done? What have I done?’
Three of the injured teen passengers were sitting on the footpath after the accident, with another trapped in the backseat of the Honda Accord until he was later freed by emergency services. Sheets brought by neighbours to cover the female passengers after the accident can be seen on the ground behind the car
Beverly Hills resident Glen Norrish described the chaotic scene of the accident that occurred in front of his house on Stoney Creek Rd at 5.30am on Friday morning
Glen Norrish, who lives in the house in front of where the car crashed, said he was woken just after 5.30am by an ‘almighty bang’ and wandered out to see the driver, the two injured girls and another young man sitting by his letterbox, leaning against the fence with his leg bleeding.
Mr Norrish said another young man was stuck in the middle of the back seat.
‘The car was sort of smoking, I was ready to grab the fire extinguisher,’ Mr Norrish said.
Mr Norrish said he told the two girl teenagers to stay awake.
‘One had a pretty bad cut on her neck, the other was just laying there and I kept on saying ‘keep your eyes open’.
‘This is a bad stretch of road but (I believe) speed was involved.
‘The girl with the cut on her neck who was screaming, I think she also hurt her neck.
‘The damage on that fence, they were going fast.’
Mr Norrish said the car hit a tree and then the brick fence of the house next door, sending brick fragments flying into his house.
He said the second girl on the ground had an injured hip and couldn’t walk.
‘They looked really young, they were just dressed casually.
‘I thought straight away maybe one of the three in the back was wearing a seat belt.
‘The driver would have been saved by the air bags.
‘There’s no gutter where the car hit and it would have just been flying up the road.
‘It’s about 12 months since they made this a clearway and there’s trucks and semis speeding up the road all the time.
‘We need speed cameras here bad.’
The latest crash involved an 18-year-old driver and teen passengers aged between 15 and 16 happened on Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills in Sydney’s south-west early on Friday morning
Two female passengers, both aged 16, and two male passengers, aged 15 and 16, were taken to hospital with serious injuries, while the 18-year-old driver sustained only minor injuries
Two female passengers, both aged 16, were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to St George Hospital in stable conditions.
One of the girls is understood to have hip and chest injuries, while the other female has a head injury.
Two male passengers, aged 15 and 16, were also treated at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital in stable conditions.
The 18-year-old driver sustained only minor injuries and was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden told media on Tuesday that investigators are considering whether speed was the cause of the crash.
He said police were at present unsure about the status of the driver’s licence.
‘Early indications are the status is ambiguous at the moment,’ he said.
The 18-year-old driver sustained only minor injuries and was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing
A male passenger in the back seat of the car was trapped after the smash. ‘Emergency crews worked to free him, while paramedics and the aeromedical team treated the other patients on the side of the road,’ NSW Ambulance Inspector Anna Lennard said
NSW Ambulance Inspector Anna Lennard told the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader that said the two females were in the back seat with one of the males, who became trapped in the accident.
‘Emergency crews worked to free him, while paramedics and the aeromedical team treated the other patients on the side of the road,’ she said.
‘Incidents involving young people are always confronting for our crews. We’ve recently seen a terrible tragedy on our roads and we encourage everyone to drive safely.’
Officers from St George Police Area Command established a crime scene.
Specialist police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
A local resident told 9News the impact of the crash had caused dust to fall from the ceiling inside.
‘I heard a loud bang about 6am this morning, it woke me up, I had a peak out the window and saw the crash,’ one nearby resident said.
‘It was really confronting, not a good thing to see.’
The scene of the accident at Buxton where five teens died on September 6
Friends gather at the scene at Buxton, in Sydney’s south-west, where five classmates from Picton High School aged between 14 and 16 were killed in a horror crash on September 6
The incident comes just days after a horror smash at Buxton near Picton in Sydney’s south-west that killed five teens aged between 14 and 16.
Tyrell Edwards, 18, faces five charges of dangerous driving after his five passengers, were killed in the high-speed crash on the night of September 6.
The three girls and two boys killed in the accident were all friends from Picton High School.
Antonio Desisto, Tyrese Bechard, Summer Williams, Lily Van De Putte and Gabriella McLennan – all aged between 14 and 16 – died when a Nissan Navara ute veered off the road in Buxton.
The driver, Edwards, escaped the smash with non life-threatening injuries.
The first of the teens’ funerals, for Tyrese Bechard, took place at a church in Picton on Thursday (pictured), with Lily Van de Putte’s funeral to follow on Friday
Members of Tyrese Bechard’s family are seen after the 15-year-old’s funeral at Picton on Thursday
The first of the teens’ funerals, for Tyrese Bechard, took place at a church in Picton on Thursday, with Lily Van de Putte’s funeral to follow on Friday.
‘We have a direct correlation with what happened just days ago at Buxton,’ Asst Cmnr McFadden said about the eerie similarity of the Beverly Hills crash with the one at Buxton.
‘We are most fortunate we didn’t lose another five lives.’
Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or information about the Beverly Hills incident to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.