A man is under police guard and a woman is in hospital after a string of incidents in Sydney’s south-east last night.
Police will allege that about 9pm (Tuesday 9 July 2019), a 52-year-old woman driving a silver Toyota Corolla was stationary on Ocean Street, Kogarah, when a man entered her vehicle through a rear door, armed himself with a multi-purpose tool, threatened her and demanded she drive him to Maroubra.
Upon reaching Trafalgar Street, Brighton Le Sands, the woman got out of the car, and was assaulted by the man with the tool, before he entered the vehicle and drove away.
The woman was assisted by members of the public and emergency services were contacted. She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for lacerations to her face and neck, and taken to St George Hospital in a serious but stable condition where she remains undergoing surgery.
A short time later, the silver Corolla collided with a white Corolla – which subsequently collided with a Mercedes – which was stationary at the intersection of Crawford Road and President Avenue.
The female driver of the white Toyota Corolla received minor injuries as a result of the crash.
The silver Corolla continued before colliding with a brick wall outside a unit block on President Avenue.
The driver and sole occupant – a 24-year-old man – was trapped for a short time, before being extricated, arrested, and taken to St George Hospital for mandatory testing and treatment to head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition under police guard.
Crime scenes were established on both Trafalgar Street and President Avenue.
It will also be alleged the man damaged property inside St George Hospital which he left before the incidents.