Police charge man after fleeing vehicle stop and crash site – Rooty Hill

A man has now been charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash, following a vehicle stop in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Police will allege that, shortly before 9.30am (Wednesday 1 July 2020), Highway Patrol officers stopped a Kia Cerato on Woodstock Avenue, Rooty Hill, after it was detected speeding.

As police approached the vehicle, it drove off, and a pursuit was initiated.

The Kia travelled north down Hartington Street, before it collided with a Volvo at the intersection of Wolseley Street.

The female driver of the Volvo was treated at the scene for shock, before being taken to Mt Druitt Hosptial for observation.

The driver of the Kia fled the scene, and police established a perimeter to locate the man, with assistance from the Dog Unit and PolAir.

Following inquiries, a 23-year-old Dharruk man was arrested on Napier Street just after 11am, and was taken to hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

He was later released into police custody and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was charged with exceed speed, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, and not give particulars to other driver.

He was refused bail and will appear in Mt Druitt Local Court today (Thursday 2 July 2020).

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