Child dies in Sydney truck crash


The truck collided with three cars on the M5 motorway east of Belmore Road just before 8.20am this morning.

Aerial footage from the scene appears to show a car almost split in two from the impact of the crash.

The truck collided with a car on the M5 motorway. Picture: Seven NewsSource:Supplied

The car was carrying a woman and three children. Picture: Seven News

The car was carrying a woman and three children. Picture: Seven NewsSource:Channel 7

NSW Police said a child died at the scene, while another was taken to hospital for treatment.

“All four drivers – two women and two men – have been taken to hospital for mandatory testing and treatment of non-life threatening injuries,” police said in a statement.

Police hasve set up a crime scene and are appealing for information.

Live Traffic Sydney says all eastbound lanes are closed on the motorway at Riverwood.

It added that eastbound traffic is being diverted away from the scene via Belmore Road, Canterbury Road and King Georges Road.

Drivers are urged to allow extra time.

— more to come





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