Shocking footage has emerged of the final moments of a Sydney mum who was teaching her son to drive before being hit by a truck following a crash.
Leonia Picone, 55, and her 17-year-old son were on Cowpasture Road North in Wetherill Park about 6:30am on Wednesday when their car was allegedly hit from behind.
Vision showed the Ford sedan pull over to the side of the road, with the mother and son both jumping out of the vehicle to check the damage to the car.
Ms Picone can then be seen walking to the front of the truck, waving both arms in the air and appearing to say something to the driver who remained inside.
Her son then joins his mother but to the side of the rig, with the truck then seen allegedly moving forward and hitting the Sydney mum.
Emergency services were called to the distressing scene as peak hour traffic started to bank up on the usually busy thoroughfare.
Ms Picone was treated by paramedics but was declared dead at the scene. Her 17-year-old son was not injured and treated for shock after witnessing the incident.
It is understood they had nearly arrived at the teen’s workplace.
Family members could be later seen arriving at the site of the crash in tears.
Ms Picone’s sister was too distraught to talk but husband and the single mother’s brother-in-law Kevin Cameron said she was a “good mother”.
The truck driver, 51, allegedly pulled over about 150 metres down the road.
He was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.
New South Wales Police Inspector Josh Dixon on Wednesday described the incident as “absolutely horrendous for the family”.
“The pedestrian was on the road attempting to get the attention of the driver of that vehicle,” he told reporters.
A crime scene was established and examined by officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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