A YOUNG woman was only a few minutes from home when she pulled over to change a flat tyre and was killed by a passing minibus in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Tegan Miller, 24, had only just moved to Sydney from the Central Coast days before the accident.
As family and friends mourned yesterday, a man who had stopped to help Ms Martin was last night still traumatised after witnessing the horror crash.
The minibus smashed into both stationary cars and hit Ms Miller as it rounded a bend on the Warringah Freeway at Crows Nest about 12.30am.
Ms Miller, believed to have left her home just moments before on her way to the city, suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.
It appeared she had been driving in the right-hand lane when she was forced to pull over because of a flat tyre not long before the minibus came around the bend.
The force of the impact left debris strewn across all four lanes of traffic.
A friend of the man who had stopped to help yesterday told The Daily Telegraph that he was "devastated" after seeing Ms Miller die in front of him.
Ms Martin was an insurance underwriter who had moved from Woy Woy to live with her best friend in Sydney.
Just days before her death she posted on social media: "Living with people who I love is going to be amazing and I can't wait for the fun to begin."
The minibus driver was taken for mandatory blood and breath testing as police experts began investigating the accident. It is understood there were no passengers in the bus at the time of the accident.
A nearby resident, who did not wish to be named, said that the noise of the accident had been so loud that it sounded like it had happened inside her own residence.
"I thought the house blew up, I thought it was the gas or something," she said. "The whole house shook."
The NSW Transport Management Centre had not received any calls about the woman's car having stopped at the side of the road and only became aware of the incident after the crash, a spokesman said.
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