Monday, 23 February 2015 08:32:53 AM
A 50-year-old man has been charged after the car he was allegedly driving mounted a footpath and struck pedestrians in Sydney’s south-west yesterday (Sunday 22 February 2015).
About 2.40pm, police were called to Canterbury Road, Belmore, after a Holden Commodore sedan mounted a footpath and hit three women and a two-year-old girl.
The three women – aged 49, 22 and 21 – and child were all taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Commodore, a 50-year-old Bass Hill man, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for assessment before being released at 2.45am today (Monday 23 February 2015).
He was subsequently arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit and taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with:
– Three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm;
– One count of drive furiously occasioning actual bodily harm; and,
– Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.
He has been refused bail and is scheduled to appear in Newtown Local Court today.
Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the crash, or the circumstances leading up to it, to contact Crime Stoppers.
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