Two dead following horror morning on the roads
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.
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.