Man charged after bus driver critically injured in crash - Wetherill Park

Friday, 19 August 2022 11:34:57 AM

A man has been charged following a crash that left another man critically injured in Sydney’s west overnight.

About 11.45pm yesterday (Thursday 18 August 2022), emergency services were called to the intersection of Davis Road and the Liverpool-Parramatta Transitway, Wetherill Park, following reports a semi-trailer and a bus had collided.

The driver of the bus – a 74-year-old man – was trapped in the vehicle, before being freed by Fire and Rescue NSW.

He was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition with leg, back and head injuries.

Four male passengers on the bus were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries.

Officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command established a crime scene, which will be examined by the Crash Investigation Unit, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The driver of the truck – a 26-year-old man – was uninjured and taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.

Following inquiries, the man was arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasions grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous and negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm).

He has been refused bail to appear at Fairford Local Court today (Friday 19 August 2022).

His licenced has also been suspended.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing to anyone that may have information or dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

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.