Police charge driver after motorcyclist seriously injured near Sydney Harbour Tunnel

A man has been charged and will face Court after a motorcyclist was seriously injured near the northern entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel on the weekend.

Just after 3.15pm (Saturday 21 November 2020), emergency services were called to the southbound lanes of the Warringah Freeway, and found a motorcyclist suffering multiple injuries.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the scene and transported the rider – a 28-year-old man – to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from North Shore Police Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the crash.

Following inquiries, about 5.00pm on Sunday 22 November 2020, investigators from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit went to a house on Powder Works Road, Elanora Heights and arrested a 49-year-old man.

He was taken to Manly Police Station where he was charged with four offences;

  • Fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact – causing grievous bodily harm,
  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm,
  • Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and
  • Not give particulars to police.

The man was refused bail and will appear before Manly Local Court today (Monday 23 November 2020).

Anyone with information – or who has dashcam vision – 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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