Fatal Campbelltown Road truck and car accident at Bow Bowing

5.19pm:

Campbelltown Road has been re-opened following Friday’s triple fatal crash.

A truck and car collided on the road at Bow Bowing just before 11.30am on February 16.

The road was closed in both directions for nearly six hours.

Transport Management Centre spokesman Derek Peterson said traffic conditions had now returned to normal in the Bow Bowing area.

Three people were killed in the accident on Friday morning.

Campbelltown police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.

5.04pm:

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Friday’s triple fatal crash on Campbelltown Road.

A truck and car collided on the road at Bow Bowing just before 11.30am on February 16.

Three people were killed in the accident.

The car male’s driver, aged 74, another man and a woman (ages not available) were treated by paramedics, but died at the scene.

A 76-year-old woman and 45-year-old man, who was were also in the car, were taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

The 59-year-old male truck driver was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing.

The road remains closed in both directions about five-and-a-half hours later.

Campbelltown police police duty officer, Inspector Michael Moroney, told the Sydney Morning Herald that officers were investigating the cause of the collision.

"It would appear at this stage the truck [driver] was not at fault and for some unknown reason, the vehicle careered into the path of the truck,” he said.

"The car has impacted with the side of the truck which has caused the motor vehicle to veer off, colliding with some fences on the neighbouring properties."

Inspector Moroney would not confirm whether the five people in the car were related, but said they were "known to each other".

All five were from the Sydney area.

4.30pm:

Macarthur motorists heading home will need to avoid Campbelltown Road on Friday afternoon.

Campbelltown Road remains closed in both directions, more than five hours after a fatal accident occurred.

A truck and car collided on the road at Bow Bowing just before 11.30am on February 16.

The incident occurred near Ku-Ring-gai Reserve, between St Andrews and Williamson roads.

Six people were involved in the crash on Friday.

Three people died following the accident, while two other people were transferred to Liverpool Hospital in stable conditions.

The 59-year-old male truck driver was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing.

3.50pm:

Campbelltown Road is still closed after a triple fatal crash on Friday.

A truck and car collided on the road at Bow Bowing just before 11.30am on February 16.

More than four hours later, the road remains closed in both directions.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use the Hume Highway as an alternative route.

Three people died as a result of the crash, while two other people were transferred to Liverpool Hospital in stable conditions.

The 59-year-old male truck driver was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing.

A map of where the accident occurred on Campbelltown Road at Bow Bowing on Friday. Picture: Live Traffic NSW

A map of where the accident occurred on Campbelltown Road at Bow Bowing on Friday. Picture: Live Traffic NSW

2.37pm:

Campbelltown Road remains closed following Friday’s triple fatality.

A truck and collided on Campbelltown Road at Bow Bowing just before 11.30am.

More than three hours later, the road remains closed in both directions.

Investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit have began their inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Motorists are advised to use the Hume Highway as an alternative route on Friday afternoon.

Three people died as a result of the crash, while two other people were transferred to Liverpool Hospital in stable conditions.

2.01pm:

NSW Ambulance has issued a statement about Friday’s fatal accident on Campbelltown Road.

A truck and car collided on Campbelltown Road at Bow Bowing just before 11.30am.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Stephen Fulton said 11 ambulance vehicles responded to the incident, including two rescue helicopters.

“It was a confronting incident,” he said.

“The vehicles were badly damaged, there was debris everywhere and there were a number of distressed bystanders.”

The car’s male driver, aged 74, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, but died at the scene.

Two passengers, a man and woman (ages not available), were also treated by paramedics, but died at the scene.

A 76-year-old woman and 45-year-old man, who was were also in the car, were taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

The 59-year-old male truck driver was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing.

Inspector Fulton thanked all emergency services crews who responded to Friday’s accident.

“I’d like to commend the paramedics and other emergency service personnel involved in this incident,” he said.

“They’ve performed admirably under challenging circumstances.”

1.30pm:

NSW Police have confirmed that three people died following the serious accident on Campbelltown Road on Friday.

A truck and car collided on Campbelltown Road at Bow Bowing just before 11.30am on February 16.

The car’s male driver, aged 74, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, but died at the scene.

Two passengers, a man and woman (ages not available), were also treated by paramedics, but died at the scene.

A 76-year-old woman and 45-year-old man, who was were also in the car, were taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

The 59-year-old male truck driver was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing.

Investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit have began their inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Police officers have established a crime scene on Campbelltown Road.

12.54pm:

At least one person has died as a result of a serious accident on Campbelltown Road on Friday.

Live Traffic NSW has confirmed it was a fatal crash between a truck and car at Bow Bowing.

The Crash Investigation Unit, emergency services and RMS crews remain on site.

Campbelltown Road is expected to remain closed in both directions for some time on Friday afternoon.

12.36pm:

The Crash Investigation Unit is now on scene following a serious accident on Campbelltown Road on Friday.

The accident, between a truck and car, occurred at Bow Bowing at about 11.30am.

At least one person has been trapped in their vehicle as a result of the crash.

12.11pm:

Campbelltown Road is closed in both directions following a serious accident on Friday.

The accident between a truck and car at Bow Bowing at about 11.30am.

The incident occurred between St Andrews and Williamson roads.

At least one person has been trapped in their vehicle as a result of the crash.

Emergency services and traffic crews are on site.

Transport Management Centre spokeswoman Melissa Hunter said all motorists were advised to use the Hume Highway instead.

Ms Hunter said Campbelltown Road would remain closed “for some time” due to the nature of the incident.

Public transport flow has also been affected on Friday.

Buses are being diverted away from Campbelltown Road via local Bow Bowing streets.

Four stops are being missed as a result of the diversion.

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