Two young women, one of whom was heavily pregnant and expecting twins, have died in a four-vehicle crash in Sydney’s west while two men remain in a critical condition in hospital.
A female driver, 17-year-old Anh Hoang, and her pregnant sister-in-law, 23-year-old Katherine Hoang, were in a Nissan Tiida on Northern Road, Orchard Hills about 7.40pm on Friday when there was a collision with a Mazda 3 driving in the other direction, NSW Police say.
Both women died at the scene and the unborn babies did not survive.
NSW Ambulance Acting Inspector, Joe Ibrahim, said the responding paramedics did an amazing job at the “distressing” scene but “there wasn’t anything they could do for those two people who have lost their lives”.
The right support services are being offered to those emergency services workers, he told AAP on Saturday.
A 25-year-old man travelling in the front seat of the same car was placed in an induced coma at the scene and rushed via highway patrol escort to Westmead Hospital with head and abdominal injuries, Insp Ibrahim said.
He remains in a critical but stable condition.
The sole occupant of the other car, a 29-year-old man, was trapped for a short time then taken to hospital in a critical condition with significant limb injuries, pelvic injuries and potentially mild head injuries, Insp Ibrahim said.