Second person charged over fatal crash – Merrylands West

A second man has been charged following a fatal crash in Sydney’s west last month.

About 10.30pm on Monday 7 September 2020, emergency services were called to the intersection of the Cumberland Highway and Bruce Street, Merrylands West, after a Subaru Forrester and a Nissan Skyline collided.

The Subaru driver, a 22-year-old woman, was treated by paramedics and taken to Westmead Hospital, where she died on Monday 14 September 2020.

The Nissan driver, a 32-year-old man, and his 32-year-old male passenger were both taken to Westmead Hospital suffering internal injuries.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

On Wednesday 30 September 2020, a 32-year-old man was arrested and charged. He remains before the courts.

About 9.15am today (Wednesday 14 October 2020), a 43-year-old man attended Parramatta Police Station, where he was arrested.

The man was charged with 11 offences including:

  • aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death – speed more than 45km/hr over limit,
  • two counts of aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – speed more than 45 km/hr over limit,
  • dangerous driving occasioning death – drive speed dangerous,
  • two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive speed dangerous,
  • negligent driving (occasioning death),
  • negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm),
  • organise, promote etc race between vehicles,
  • exceed speed more than 45 km/hr
  • drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous

He was refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Local Court today (Wednesday 14 October 2020), where he was granted condition bail to reappear at the same court on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Inquiries are continuing.

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