AN eight-year-old girl has died and her nine-year-old brother is fighting for his life after a car crash at Wyee.
The girl, who died on Sunday,was one of seven injured in a collision involving a Holden Astra and a Toyota Hilux on Wyee Road, at Doyalson, about 5.15pm on Saturday.
Two women and three children travelling in a car and two women travelling in the ute were trapped in the wreckage before being released by emergency services.
A12-year-old boy is now in a stable condition but the nine-year-old boyremains critical.
All four women sustained fractures in the crash but are reported to be in a stable condition.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said Easter Sunday was when many Australians get together with families.
“But after the tragic crash yesterday, we have a family that has been torn apart,” he said.
“An eight-year-old girl died this morning and her nine-year-old brother is fighting for his life as a result of that collision yesterday.
“Please, before you get into your car today, talk to each other, make the commitment to whoever is in your car or on your bike, that they are your responsibility.
“Don’t become distracted, don’t drive faster than you should, and for everyone’s sake – don’t become complacent.
“And if you are going to return home from the Easter long weekend today or tomorrow, be prepared for the delays and don’t become impatient.”
INITIAL REPORT: THREE children are critical and four adults injured after an Easter crash at Wyee.
Emergency services were called to Wyee Road about 5.15pm on Saturday after a Holden Astra and a Toyota Hilux ute collided.
Two boys, nineand 12, and a five-year-old girl had suffered critical injuries in the incident, with the two youngest children taken to Wyong Hospital.
The 12-year-old boy was taken to the John Hunter Hospital, with the younger children initially taken to Wyong hospital.
It is understood they will be taken to another hospital to receive specialist treatment, while emergency services were also expected to fly two of the adults to hospital on Saturday night.
Police said the three children’s conditions were unknown at 7.30pm.
“Local diversions are in place around the crash site and motorists are advised to use caution when approaching the area,” NSW Police said in a statement.
“Wyee Road will be closed to all traffic for a number of hours to allow inquiries to be carried out at the scene.”
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said this crash would leave many families changed forever.
“It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, driver or passenger – the road is there to share,” he said.
“When you get behind the wheel you accept the risks that go with it and that includes the real possibility you will change your family’s life or that of another family forever.”
Assistant Commissioner Hartley urged all drivers to slow down and leave more room than usual between the vehicle ahead.