Police charge man after truck crash – Schofields

A man has been charged following a two-vehicle crash in Schofields earlier this week.

About 10.15pm on Tuesday (24 December 2019), emergency services were called to the intersection of Heathland Avenue and Antonia Parade, following reports a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter and Hino tabletop truck collided.

Both trucks continued and crashed into the front of a two-storey house, causing structural damage.

The 30-year-old driver of the Hino was trapped for a short time before being removed by Fire and Rescue NSW. He was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment of serious leg injuries.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 29-year-old man, was able to exit his truck without assistance and was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

No one inside the house was injured.

Officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command established a crime scene, which was examined by the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit and specialist forensic police.

Following inquiries, investigators attended a house on Ethan Street, The Ponds, about 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday 26 December 2019) and arrested the 29-year-old man.

He was taken to Riverstone Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and driving licence expired.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Blacktown Local Court on Friday 17 January 2020.

Investigations continue.

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