Police appeal after Merrylands West collision

Police are appealing for public assistance after two people were seriously injured, one critical, after a two-car collision in Merrylands West yesterday.

About 10.30pm (Monday 7 September 2020), emergency services were called to the intersection of the Cumberland Highway and Bruce Street following reports of a collision between a Subaru wagon and a Nissan Skyline.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the driver of the Subaru – a woman aged 22 – at the scene, before she was taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition. She remains in an induced coma.

A 32-year-old man, who was the passenger in the Nissan, was trapped for one hour before being released by Fire and Rescue NSW. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition and underwent surgery for internal injuries and fractures to his pelvis, leg and ankle.

The driver of the Nissan, also a 32-year-old man, suffered head injuries and was taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing and surgery.

Officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

An investigation is underway by the Crash Investigation Unit to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As part of inquiries, police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident, or might have video or dashcam footage, to contact Crime Stoppers. Police are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was travelling along the Cumberland Highway around the time of the collision.

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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