Colombian woman killed in Sydney Airport tunnel


Leidy Rincon, 29, was one of four women travelling city-bound to work in the Sydney Airport tunnel on General Holmes Drive at Mascot.

She had only been back in Sydney a week after visiting her family in Colombia.

Leidy Rincon, a 29-year-old woman from Columbia, died in the crash.Source:Facebook

One person died and three were seriously injured in a crash which has blocked the airport tunnel on General Holmes Drive southbound Thursday morning. Picture: TNV

One person died and three were seriously injured in a crash which has blocked the airport tunnel on General Holmes Drive southbound Thursday morning. Picture: TNVSource:Supplied

Emergency services were called to the scene after their vehicle was hit by a Ford Falcon that veered into their path at around 5.40am that morning.

“Paramedics did everything they possibly could for her, but unfortunately she died at the scene,” NSW Ambulance Superintendent Katherine Rallings said.

The other three women in the car were taken to hospital for treatment — one in a critical condition.

Paramedics treated the other driver, Hashem El-Asmar, 34, who suffered a punctured lung and bone fractures. Picture: 7 News

Paramedics treated the other driver, Hashem El-Asmar, 34, who suffered a punctured lung and bone fractures. Picture: 7 NewsSource:Supplied

Christian Lozada, whose mother and girlfriend were in the vehicle, could be seen running through dashcam vision running through the immense traffic, which had backed up around 7km.

“My mother and girlfriend, and two other close friends were in there. I just want to make sure they’re okay,” he told 7 News.

Lozada can be seen running to check that his girlfriend and mother were okay. Source: 7 News

Lozada can be seen running to check that his girlfriend and mother were okay. Source: 7 NewsSource:Channel 7

Paramedics treated the other driver, Hashem El-Asmar, 34, who suffered a punctured lung and bone fractures.

He was taken to St George Hospital for mandatory testing, after which he will be interviewed. Police are also testing substances allegedly found in his car.

It’s likely the three other women will remain in hospital until next week.



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