Police lay charges over fatal crash – Beecroft

A man has been charged after a pedestrian died following a two-vehicle crash in Sydney’s north-west overnight.

About 8.30pm (Tuesday 21 March 2023), emergency services were called to the intersection of Beecroft Road and Hannah Street, Beecroft, following reports a Toyota Hilux utility and a Nissan Tiida sedan had collided before two pedestrians were then struck by a vehicle.

One pedestrian, a 55-year-old woman, died at the scene. The second pedestrian, a 54-year-old woman, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Nissan, a 47-year-old man was not injured.

The 20-year-old male driver of the Toyota, who holds a P2 provisional driver licence, was not injured and was taken to Ryde Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Ryde Police Area Command established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, the 20-year-old man was arrested at Ryde Hospital and taken to Ryde Police Station.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death-drive manner dangerous, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, and not stop at stop line at red light.

The Thornleigh man was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Wednesday 22 March 2023).

Inquiries continue.

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