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Three teenagers have been badly injured, with one fighting for life, after a horror crash at Roselands. Picture: NCA NewsWire /Brendan Beckett

Three teenagers have been badly injured in a horrific two-car smash that saw their vehicle smash into a tree before bursting into flames, with video showing the chaos as onlookers tried to help them.

The car, a blue Subaru Impreza, was travelling along King Georges Road near Payten Ave in Roselands, in Sydney’s southwest, when it collided with a white Lexus, police said.

The vehicle lost control, mounted a kerb then hit a tree before catching alight.

Three teens have been taken to hospital following a serious crash in Roselands. Picture: Auburn2144
Three teens have been taken to hospital following a serious crash in Roselands. Picture: Auburn2144
Their car hit a white Lexus before slamming into a fence, a tree and catching alight. Picture: Auburn2144
Their car hit a white Lexus before slamming into a fence, a tree and catching alight. Picture: Auburn2144

Onlookers pulled the three teenagers from the burning wreck, with a clip shared to snapchat showing men screaming “come on” and “get them out” as the group tries to navigate the flames.

Another clip showed the horrific aftermath of the crash, with the car nearly wedged between a large tree and a badly damaged fence.

Red and blue lights were flashing and an empty stretcher was seen nearby as emergency crews worked to clean up the scene.

Two of the three are in a serious but stable condition, while one remains fighting for life in hospital. Picture: Auburn2144
Two of the three are in a serious but stable condition, while one remains fighting for life in hospital. Picture: Auburn2144
The wreckage was seen wedged between the fence and the tree. Picture: Auburn2144
The wreckage was seen wedged between the fence and the tree. Picture: Auburn2144
Three teenagers have been badly injured after a horror crash, with one fighting for life. Pictured is debris at the scene. Picture: 9News
Three teenagers have been badly injured after a horror crash, with one fighting for life. Pictured is debris at the scene. Picture: 9News
King Georges Road and Payten Avenue. Picture: Google Maps
The collision took place on King Georges Road near Payten Ave in Roselands. Picture: Google Maps

Paramedics treated the three teenage occupants of the blue car before all three were raced to hospital.

The driver of the Subaru, an 18-year-old girl, was treated for chest and pelvic injuries before being taken to Liverpool Hospital, where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

Two female passengers, a 17 and an 18-year-old, were treated for chest and leg injuries and taken to St George Hospital.

The 17-year-old girl is fighting for life, while the 18-year-old is in a serious but stable condition.

The car hit a fence and a tree before bursting into flames. Picture: 9News
The car hit a fence and a tree before bursting into flames. Picture: 9News
A burned shoe was seen at the crash site on Saturday morning. Picture: 9News
A burned shoe was seen at the crash site on Saturday morning. Picture: 9News

The driver and sole occupant of the Lexus, a 28-year-old man, was uninjured. He was taken to Canterbury Hospital to undergo mandatory testing.

A 41-year-old man who helped at the scene was treated for smoke inhalation.

A crime scene has been established at the scene of the crash, with police urging anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.