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L-plate driver tragedy as teenage girl, 19, is killed while learning to drive with her dad

  • A 19-year-old girl has died after learning to drive her Suzuki Swift in Sydney
  • The L-plater was at an intersection with her dad when she crashed into a car
  • She died at the scene while father was airlifted to hospital in critical condition 

A 19-year-old L-plater driver has died and her father left in a critical condition after they collided with another car at an intersection.

The young motorist was learning to drive a Suzuki Swift in Glenorie, north-west of the Sydney CBD, about 4.45pm on Friday evening.

Her 58-year-old father was watching on from the passenger side when his daughter collided with a Ford Falcon on the junction between Old Northern Road and Meriden Avenue, Nine News reported.

 

The young driver was learning to drive a Suzuki Swift in Glenorie, north-west of the Sydney CBD, about 4.45pm on Friday evening

Both cars were forced off the road and despite the heroic actions of onlookers, the 19-year-old died at the scene.

Chief inspector Frank Gilroy of the NSW Police said several ambulances and a medical helicopter rushed to help.  

‘The 58-year-old father, the passenger in the Swift, is currently at Royal North Shore Hospital – he was airlifted there in a critical condition,’ he said. 

Chief inspector Frank Gilroy of the NSW Police said several ambulances and a medical helicopter rushed to help

Chief inspector Frank Gilroy of the NSW Police said several ambulances and a medical helicopter rushed to help

Mr Gilroy was unable to say what had caused the crash, but did suggest police were looking into the possibility the young girl had been trying to perform a u-turn at the time

Mr Gilroy was unable to say what had caused the crash, but did suggest police were looking into the possibility the young girl had been trying to perform a u-turn at the time

‘The 38-year-old driver of the Falcon was not seriously injured, but he was taken to Westmead Hospital to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.’

Mr Gilroy was unable to say what had caused the crash, but did suggest police were looking into the possibility the young girl had been trying to perform a u-turn at the time.

‘It’s absolutely tragic when these things occur – all drivers should be aware to take care,’ Mr Gilroy continued.

‘Naturally, (the driver’s) mum and (the passenger’s) wife is absolutely devastated. She’s been at her husband’s bedside since last night.’

'It's absolutely tragic when these things occur - all drivers should be aware to take care,' Mr Gilroy continued

‘It’s absolutely tragic when these things occur – all drivers should be aware to take care,’ Mr Gilroy continued

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