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Five teenagers injured in Sydney car crash

Five teenagers were injured in this car crash in Sydney's south-west on Friday morning.

Five teenagers were injured in this car crash in Sydney's south-west on Friday morning. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW

Five teenagers have been seriously injured in a car crash in Sydney’s south-west – just over a week after five other young people died in a horrifying crash on the city’s southern outskirts.

NSW Police said two 16-year-old girls were treated at the scene and taken to St George Hospital in stable conditions after Friday morning’s crash in Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills.

Two boys aged 15 and 16 were taken to Liverpool Hospital, also in stable conditions.

Fire and Rescue NSW said firefighters had to cut the vehicle apart to free one of the back-seat passengers.

The driver – an 18-year-old man – sustained minor injuries. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.

Police said they were called to the scene about 6am after reports a Honda Accord had crashed into a pole.

They said speed appeared to be a factor, as it was in the tragedy earlier this month.

“We have a direct correlation to what happened just days ago in Buxton,” NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden

“We are most fortunate that we didn’t lose another five lives.”

Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or information about this incident to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Grieving classmates mourn the five teenagers killed at Buxton earlier in September.

Friday’s crash came as the tight-knit NSW township of Picton began hosting funerals for the five teenagers who died earlier this month.

Tyrese Bechard, 15, who died alongside four school friends in a single-vehicle crash near the Wollondilly Shire village of Buxton, was farewelled at a service on Thursday.

Three girls, two aged 14 and one 15, and two boys, 15 and 16, died when a Nissan Navarra ute spun out of control, smashing into a tree on September 6.

Driver Tyrell Edwards, 18, has been charged with five counts of dangerous driving occasioning death. He has been refused bail.

Wollondilly Shire Mayor Matt Gould was among the mourners on Thursday.

“It’s been a very, very difficult day for the entire shire,” he said.

“A lot of people are really hurting and this is the first of the five funerals.

“We’ve got a difficult couple of days ahead of us.”

The service was a celebration of the life of Tyrese. However, Cr Gould said mourners were also deeply distressed.

On Friday, hundreds of mourners gathered in the small town of Tahmoor for the funeral of 14-year-old Lilly Van De Putte.

Mourners made their way down a road festooned with coloured balloons in front of St Anthony’s Catholic Church for the service.

The hearse carrying the teenager’s coffin arrived at the church just after 1pm.

Funerals will be held for the other crash victims – Summer Williams, 14, Gabby McLennan, 15, and Antonio Desisto, 16 – in coming days.

All five who died attended Picton High School.

A Mayoral Relief fund has been established to offer financial support for the victims’ families.

“Money can’t bring them back … but what it can do is allow [the families] to focus on their grief and not have to worry about some of the immediate financial challenges,” he said.

-with AAP

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Topics: NSW
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