Police charge driver after double fatal crash at Doonside

A man has been charged over a crash that claimed the life of an elderly couple at Doonside.

Emergency services were called to Crawford Road, Doonside, about 10pm yesterday (Saturday 24 August 2019), after a Nissan Pulsar and a Toyota Hilux ute collided at the intersection of Coveny Street.

An 81-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the utility, died at the scene; while the 83-year-old male driver was critically injured and taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment.

Despite the efforts of hospital staff, he passed away this afternoon (Sunday 25 August 2019).

The 22-year-old male driver of the Pulsar was arrested at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital, where he was checked over and underwent mandatory testing.

On release from hospital, the Blacktown man was taken to Blacktown Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death (x2), negligent driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and not give way to vehicle.

The man, who is an Indian National with an international driver’s license, was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court tomorrow (Monday 26 August 2019).

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are being led by the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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