L-Plater Killed In Fatal Crash In Sydney’s North-West
A teenager learner driver has died after the car she was being supervised in collided with another vehicle in Sydney’s north-west over the weekend.
NSW Police have confirmed that 19-year-old Jodie Gillet was behind the wheel of a Suzuki swift that was travelling through Glenorie, north of Dural at around 4:45pm on Friday.
The teenager was being instructed by her 58-year-old father Garry Gillett at the time of the crash and he was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
It is believed that as their vehicle was approaching the intersection of the semi-rural Old Northern Road and Meriden Avenue, they crashed into a Ford Falcon and both cars were forced off the road.
Chief Inspector Frank Gilroy of the NSW Police said that witnesses rushed to the assistance of the three occupants of both cars, but despite their efforts the 19-year-old woman died at the scene.
“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.”
Seven ambulances and a medical helicopter were called to the scene, however, the young girl could not be saved.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash, however, they are looking into the possibility that the L-PLater had been attempting to perform a u-turn at the time of the fatal accident.
“It’s absolutely tragic when these things occur - all driver should be aware to take car,” said Mr Gilroy. “Naturally, [the driver’s] mum and [the passenger’s] wife is absolutely devastated. She’s been at her husband’s bedside since last night.”
Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.