Police update: Driver flees scene of serious crash at Chifley

Inquiries continue to identify and locate the driver of a vehicle involved a serious single-vehicle crash in Sydney’s east overnight.

About 2.10am (Saturday 27 July 2019), a Mazda 323 was travelling north-west on Burke Street, Chifley, when at the intersection of Caley Street, it lost control, spun, and collided heavily with a parked Toyota Hiace van.

The unknown driver and a rear passenger fled.

The front passenger, a 25-year-old Chifley man, and a second rear passenger, a 27-year-old Hillsdale man, were trapped in the vehicle for some time before being freed by emergency personnel.

The younger man was taken to St George Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition. The older man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command established a crime scene which has been examined by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

Inquiries continue to identify and locate the driver and outstanding passenger.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information that could assist the investigation, is urged to contact 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.

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