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Two dead following horror morning on the roads

Macquarie National News

Image: The Daily Telegraph – Bill Hearne

A man has been killed in a shocking collision in Sydney’s south-west this morning.

Emergency services were called to Canterbury Road, near Calidore Street at Bankstown, at about 5.25am.

They found two trucks had crushed a smaller vehicle, possibly a ute, killing the male driver.

Both truck drivers escaped injury. One of them has been taken away for mandatory testing.

The incident closed all city-bound traffic on Canterbury Road and shut one westbound lane.

Heavy traffic delays spread over to the nearby M5 as drivers try to avoid the crash site.

NSW Police were dismayed when a truck trying to avoid the traffic decided to chuck an illegal u-turn.

UPDATE – All lanes on Canterbury Road reopened at around 1pm, more than seven hours after the incident.

 

Another man was killed in Sydney’s north-west later in the morning.

At around 7.20am, a car crashed into a tree on the corner of Windsor and Wrights Roads at Kellyville.

Emergency services arrived at the scene finding a man, believed to be aged in his 70s, with serious injuries.

Witnesses were performing CPR but the man died a short time later.

Initial inquiries suggest the man may have suffered a medical episode before crashing.

 

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