Man dies after multi-vehicle crash – Smithfield

A man has died after a multi-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west overnight.

About 8.30pm (Thursday 15 April 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of Cumberland Highway and Sturt Street, Smithfield, following reports a truck, van and car had crashed.

Police have been told the driver of the van, a man, believed to be a 32-year-old, was standing near the vehicle when it was struck by the truck. He was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

His male passenger was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

The male truck driver, aged 42, was uninjured in the crash. He was taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing.

The male driver of the car and his two passengers were uninjured; however, the driver was also taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command established a crime scene, which was examined by investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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