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Man hospitalised after crashing through fence - Westmead

Monday, 12 June 2017 08:45:23 AM

A man who was trapped in his vehicle after crashing through a fence at Westmead this morning has been taken to hospital.

Officers from the North West Metropolitan Traffic & Highway Patrol stopped a Nissan Crew Cab utility for a roadside breath test on the Great Western Highway near Jones Street about 4.30am today (Monday 12 June 2017).

Police will allege that the driver stopped but then drove from the RBT site and a police pursuit commenced.

The pursuit was terminated almost immediately due to safety concerns with heavy fog in the area and due to the man’s erratic driving.

Shortly after 5am today police were alerted to car crash at Westmead.

It is believed the male driver of the utility, which earlier failed to stop for the RBT, lost control of the vehicle on the Great Western Highway near Bridge Street and crashed through the fence of a car rental business.

The Nissan struck several vehicles in the car park of the business and rolled, trapping the driver.

Emergency services were called and attended a short time later with officers from Holroyd Local Area Command establishing a crime scene.

The 52-year-old male driver, and only occupant of the Nissan was released some time later and was assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics but appeared to be uninjured.

The man was conveyed to Westmead Hospital for observation and blood tests.

Inquiries into the incident continue.