Deadly weekend on our roads after rain

SLIPPERY roads turned deadly across New South Wales and Queensland at the weekend.

A 17-year-old Bundaberg woman killed in a crash near Gympie on Friday was the weekend's first road victim.

At Kurrajong, in Sydney's west a 28-year-old man was pulled from the wreckage of a Holden Calais which had lost control, hit a tree and crashed down an embankment late Friday.

The driver was able to free himself and climb up the embankment to call for help but his passenger died at the scene.

Hours later, a man died when his car struck a tree near Blayney in the NSW Central West.

On Sunday night Gladstone police were investigating what was believed to be a fatal hit and run at Tannum Sands.

A critical incident team had also been sent to the scene of a serious crash in Sydney where had followed a police chase in the early morning.

Police allege a Toyota was clocked speeding past a patrol car on the Hume Hwy at Ingleburn when warning lights were activated.

The car veered towards an exit before losing control.

Two men inside were seriously injured and taken to the Liverpool Hospital where they remained in a critical condition.

Topics:  crashes emergency services fatality rain roads

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