Motorcyclist dies in hospital following crash; driver charged - Sylvania

Saturday, 21 October 2023 05:33:39 PM

A man has died in hospital following a crash in Sydney’s south yesterday.

About 6pm (Friday 20 October 2023), emergency services were called to the intersection of the Princes Highway and Formosa Street, Sylvania, following reports a Nissan SUV and a Harley Davidson motorcycle had collided, ejecting the rider.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the motorcycle rider, a 55-year-old man, before airlifting him to St George Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Nissan driver, a 29-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Sutherland Hospital for mandatory testing before being escorted to Sutherland Police Station where he was charged with negligent driving – occasioning grievous bodily harm and not give way at lights to oncoming vehicle (right turn).

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 16 November 2023.

This morning (Saturday 21 October 2023), police were notified the 55-year-old man died in hospital.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to call police or 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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.