Pedestrian dies after crash; man charged – Merrylands West

A man has been charged following a fatal pedestrian crash in Sydney’s west yesterday.

About 2pm (Monday 21 June 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of Torrens Street and Sherwood Road, Merrylands West, following reports of a crash between a Toyota Yaris and a 68-year-old male pedestrian.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the pedestrian at the scene before taking him to Westmead Hospital where he later died.

Officers from Cumberland Police Area Command established a crime scene that was examined by specialist police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

The 79-year-old driver was taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing.

Following his release from hospital, he was taken to Granville Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was given conditional bail and is due to appear in Fairfield Local Court on Tuesday 20 July 2021.

As inquiries continue officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are calling for anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage of the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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