Police charge man after woman dies after car and bus crash at Parramatta

A man has been charged following a fatal crash at Parramatta yesterday.

Officers from Parramatta Police Area Command were called to Argyle Street, near the intersection with O’Connell Street, shortly after 8am (Saturday 1 May 2021), after a grey BMW sedan and bus collided.

The front-seat passenger in the sedan, a 46-year-old woman, was unable to be freed from the wreckage and has died at the scene.

The male driver of the BMW, aged 54, and the bus driver, a 66-year-old man, were taken to Westmead Hospital with minor injuries and for mandatory testing.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) and Parramatta Police Area Command commenced an investigation the incident.

Following inquiries and his release from hospital, the 54-year-old driver of the BMW was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station.

He was charged with dangerous driving occ death-drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death) and proceed through red traffic light (not toll booth).

The man had his driver’s licence suspended and he was given conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 9 June 2021.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or who has dashcam vision, to contact Parramatta police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information 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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