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Pictured: The 19-year-old learner driver killed in horror smash

This is the 19-year-old learner driver who was killed in a horror car crash yesterday.

Jodie Gillet was learning to drive with her father when they crashed into another car at an intersection in Glenorie, north-west of Sydney, at 4.45pm.

The teenager died at the scene while her father Gary, 58, was airlifted to hospital where he remains critical with his wife by his side.

High-school friends told Daily Mail Australia they were too devastated to speak about the tragedy on Saturday night. 

Tragic: This is the 19-year-old learner driver who was killed in a horror car crash yesterday

Witnesses said Miss Gillet was performing a U-turn in her Suzuki Swift when it collided with a Ford Falcon and both cars were forced off the road

Witnesses said Miss Gillet was performing a U-turn in her Suzuki Swift when it collided with a Ford Falcon and both cars were forced off the road

Witnesses said Miss Gillet (pictured) was performing a U-turn in her Suzuki Swift when it collided with a Ford Falcon and both cars were forced off the road

The teenager (pictured) died at the scene while her father Gary, 58, was airlifted to hospital where he remains critical with his wife by his side

The teenager (pictured) died at the scene while her father Gary, 58, was airlifted to hospital where he remains critical with his wife by his side

High-school friends told Daily Mail Australia were too devastated to speak about the tragedy on Saturday night. Pictured: Miss Gillet

High-school friends told Daily Mail Australia were too devastated to speak about the tragedy on Saturday night. Pictured: Miss Gillet

High-school friends told Daily Mail Australia were too devastated to speak about the tragedy on Saturday night. Pictured: Miss Gillet

Witnesses said Miss Gillet was performing a U-turn in her Suzuki Swift when it collided with a Ford Falcon and both cars were forced off the road.  

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

David King, who was waiting in his car at a nearby intersection and witnessed the accident, said he tried to keep Miss Gillet alive until the paramedics arrived.

‘I just tried to talk to her and tried to keep her going that way but you couldn’t open the door, you couldn’t do anything,’ he told 9News

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

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

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

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 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.

‘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.’ 

Inspector 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,’ Inspector 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,' Inspector Gilroy continued

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



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