Police lay charges after serious crash at Eastern Creek

A man will appear in court today charged after a van he was driving collided with another vehicle during a police pursuit in Sydney’s west this week.

Just before 10.45am on Wednesday (24 July 2019), officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command attempted to stop a Toyota HiAce, which had stolen plates, on Woodstock Road, Rooty Hill.

The driver failed to stop, and a police pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit travelled through the suburbs of Glendenning, Rooty Hill, and Mount Druitt where it was terminated due to safety concerns.

A short time later, the Toyota was seen on Carlisle Avenue, Mt Druitt and after the driver again failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated.

As the vehicle travelled along the Great Western Highway and approached the M7 off-ramp at Eastern Creek, it collided with a Subaru Outback.

The Subaru driver, a 45-year-old woman, was trapped in her vehicle for a short time before being freed by Fire and Rescue NSW.

She was taken by to Westmead Hospital and is receiving treatment for a fractured pelvis and ribs.

The occupants of the HiAce – a 24-year-old male driver and a 24-year-old female passenger – were also taken to Westmead Hospital.

The woman was treated for facial, collar bone, and leg fractures, and internal injuries.

The man received treatment, under police guard, for a dislocated collar bone. Upon his release yesterday (Thursday 25 July 2019), he was taken to Mount Druitt Police Station.

He was charged with three counts of police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, two counts of dangerous driving occ GBH- drive manner dangerous, use unregistered motor vehicle, never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

The Kings Langley man was refused bail to appear at Mount Druitt Local Court today (Friday 26 July 2019).

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