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Additional charges laid after fatal crash - Wetherill Park

Monday, 29 August 2022 03:55:37 AM

Police have laid additional charges following a fatal crash in Sydney’s west earlier this month.

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 then taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.

Police were advised the man subsequently died in hospital on Tuesday 23 August 2022.

Four male passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries and have since recovered.

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

As part of ongoing inquiries, police charged a 26-year-old man over his alleged involvement in the crash earlier this month. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, the Woolgoolga man’s charges have been upgraded to dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

Additionally, he’s been charged with three counts of not stop at stop line at red light, two counts of not stop at stop line at yellow light, and five counts of driver use mobile phone when not permitted.

He remains on conditional bail and will appear at Fairfield Local Court today (Monday 29 August 2022).