A father who jumped from his car to direct traffic around the scene of a horrific accident was left devastated after being told that his own son was critically injured in one of the blazing vehicles.
Glen Davis was helping to usher traffic past the accident site when his partner rushed to tell him that his 19-year-old son Kyle was inside one of the vehicles.
The car the 19-year-old was a passenger inside had split in two and was on fire.
Mr Davis was told the dreadful news by his partner.
‘She recognized the car and ran to tell him the terrible news,’ a witness said.
The car’s driver, Kyle’s 19-year-old pregnant girlfriend Kimberley Conna, was killed instantly when the vehicle hit an electricity pole.
Kyle was rescued from the burning vehicle but he had sustained such severe head injuries that he was fighting for his life in Sydney’s Westmead Hospital today.
A relative told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph the teenager was not expected to survive.
Police said they believed the car Kyle and his girlfriend were travelling in was drag racing another vehicle along Luxford road in the western Sydney suburb of Lethbridge Park.
The driver of the other car suffered a smashed jaw, said ambulance officials.
‘We’re investigating witness reports that the vehicles were involved in racing one another moments before the accident,’ said a police officer.
‘A collision with an impact like that would suggest speed was a factor, but that is something that will be investigated,’ he told the paper.
Witnesses have told police that the cars appeared to be travelling at speeds in excess of 110mph.
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