FIVE die in a horrifying accident after their car crashes into a tree on a country road – while the sole survivor fights for his life in hospital
- Five people are dead after a car lost control and crashed into a tree
- A Nissan Navara crashed into a tree in Buxton, near Picton, 100km southwest of Sydney
- Distraught residents comforted each other at the crash site
- WARNING: Story contains confronting images
At least five people died in a horrific car crash just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A Nissan Navara utility lost control and crashed into a tree on East Parade, Buxton, a town of about 1000 people, near Picton, 100km southwest of Sydney.
The 18-year-old driver survived, his injuries are not life-threatening.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics from the NSW Ambulance and taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory tests.
Police said “three female and two male passengers, all believed to be the same age, died at the scene.”
At least five people died in a horrific accident (pictured) around 100 km south-west of Sydney
The accident (pictured) happened on Tuesday evening. All deceased and injured are of legal age
Police officers and other rescue workers are pictured at the scene of the accident on Tuesday
Fire and Rescue NSW said numerous emergency crews were present “at a serious crash on East Parade with numerous casualties”.
A medical team, which arrived by helicopter, was also present.
Camden Police Area Command officers set up a crime scene which is being investigated by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.
“An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway (and) a report for the coroner is being prepared,” a police spokesman said.
An emergency worker appears to comfort a colleague (pictured) at the scene of a fatal accident on Tuesday evening
Two distraught people are pictured at the scene of a crash that killed at least five people
Police and other rescue workers are gathered near the crash site, which has been taped off
A man who lives near the scene of the accident said he heard sirens shortly after the incident.
“We heard the emergency vehicles react very quickly and saw the lights come on, it lit up the whole street,” Justin Davis told The Daily Telegraph.
He said a helicopter landed in a nearby field.
Mr Davis said the area is usually very quiet.
“Even when kids ride their motorcycles through the streets, they do it quietly,” he said.
Pictures from the scene show the car blown to bits near the front of the house as distraught locals joined in the devastation.
A social media post from Fire and Rescue New South Wales (pictured) recounts the horror scene at the crash
Rescue workers are pictured at the scene of a fatal accident in Buxton, New South Wales
Local residents are being questioned by the police.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident that happened close to Buxton town center.
Police are asking anyone with dash cam footage or information about this incident to contact them or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW told Daily Mail Australia all of its officers have now returned to their stations where they are being questioned following the catastrophic crash.
Picton ambulances are supporting numerous other emergency services at the scene of the accident (image)
An ambulance and other rescue vehicles are seen at an accident that has killed at least five people