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Bus driver dies in hospital following crash - Wetherill Park

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 07:16:42 AM

A man has died in hospital following a crash in Sydney’s west last week.

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

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

He suffered serious injuries and was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.

Four male passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries.

Officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command established a crime scene, and specialist officers attached to the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The truck driver - a 26-year-old man – was charged and remains before the courts.

Police have now been told the 74-year-old man died in hospital about 10am yesterday (Tuesday 23 August 2022).

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