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Dashcam footage shows horror collision that killed father and daughter

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A little boy and two men are recovering in hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west that killed a man and his daughter.

A rideshare sedan and ute collided on Milperra Rd at Milperra about 7.40pm on Sunday.

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The sedan rolled, trapping its four occupants: a DiDi driver and his passengers — a man and his two children, who were sitting in the back seat.

The 41-year-old man and his 12-year-old daughter died at the scene.

The man’s 10-year-old son was treated by paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition.

A little boy and a man are recovering in hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west.A little boy and a man are recovering in hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west.
A little boy and a man are recovering in hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west. Credit: 7NEWS

The 52-year-old DiDi driver was also treated at the scene then taken to Westmead Hospital. He is serious but stable.

The ute driver, a 19-year-old man, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Liverpool Hospital.

The rideshare car was turning right when it was hit by the ute, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden said.

Dashcam footage from the rideshare vehicle had been reviewed, he said.

“I’m satisfied that the traffic control lights were working at the time and that the driver did undertake a right-hand turn and that (it was) clearly visible in the dashcam that there were other vehicles coming in the opposing direction,” McFadden said.

The rideshare driver had a single green light with no arrow, meaning he could turn when it was safe to do so, he said.

A 19-year-old man behind the wheel of a second vehicle involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.A 19-year-old man behind the wheel of a second vehicle involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.
A 19-year-old man behind the wheel of a second vehicle involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. Credit: 7NEWS

It was a “tough” scene for police but officers put their hands up to serve the community, he said.

“This is what we do,” McFadden said.

“We want to help the community and on any given day, help takes a very different sort of perspective.

“Last night was helping those people involved in the crash.

“We’re very proud to do that work, but it’s something that does take its toll over time.”

Rideshare service DiDi says its “hearts go out to those involved” in the double fatality, and it will work with police in the investigation into the crash.

“We are aware of an incident which occurred during a DiDi trip in Sydney on (Sunday) resulting in the death of two individuals,” a spokesperson for the rideshare service said.

“DiDi will work with law enforcement in its investigation into the incident.

“Our hearts go out to those involved and to those impacted by this incident, and will provide support wherever possible.”

Police have urged anyone with relevant information about the crash to come forward.

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