POLICE | Car hits a parked bus, motorcyclist dies, Bonsai plants stolen, and other news of the week

Genetic image. Picture: NSW Police
Genetic image. Picture: NSW Police

Three women were in a critical condition after their car hit a stationary bus at BeverlyHills on Sunday.

About 6.25pm, emergency services were called to the M5, between Belmore Road and King Georges Road, following reports a car had crashed into a bus. Police were told a Mazda travelling east on the M5 crashed into the back of a bus that was stationary in the breakdown area on the side of the road.

The young female driver, 19, and a female back passenger, 18, were trapped for a short time before being released by Fire & Rescue officers. All four occupants, including a male front passenger, 18, and a female back passenger, 19, were treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before two women were taken to Liverpool hospital and a man and a woman were taken to StGeorge hospital. The three women were in a critical condition and the man was in a serious but stable condition. The bus driver wasn't injured and there were no passengers on board the bus at the time.

Campsie police officers, helped by officers attached to Bankstown Traffic & Highway Patrol, established a crime scene which was examined by specialist officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit. Investigations continue.

  • Police are urging anyone with information or dashcam video to contact CrimeStoppers, 1800 333 000. Information treated in strict confidence. You're reminded not to report crime via police social-media pages.

Motorcycle crash, rider dies

Fairfield police officers investigated a fatal motorcycle crash at EasternCreek lastWednesday About 5.20pm, emergency services were called to Old Wallgrove Road after a northbound motorcycle rider crashed into a safety barrier and concrete road divider.

The male rider, 21, died at the scene. Fairfield police began an investigation into the crash and a report is being prepared for the Coroner.

  • Any information about this to CrimeStoppers, 1800 333 000.

Theft and fraud at Smithfield

On March 29, a debit card was stolen and fraudulently used to buy many products at FairfieldHeights, Fairfield, Cabramatta and Smithfield totalling a substantial amount of money.

Last Sunday, a Smithfield man, 25, was arrested and charged with larceny and 25 x dishonestly obtaining property by deception.

Bail was initially refused but granted at court. He's due in Fairfield court on Tuesday, May 28.

Bonsai plants were stolen

As a result of an investigation into stolen bonsai plants from an address on Kiora Street at CanleyHeights in March this year, Fairfield police arrested a Canley Heights man, 47, with the theft. He's due in Liverpool court on May 22.

Police pursuit at Lansvale

On Wednesday, April 17, Fairfield police saw a blue BMW on the Hume Highway at Lansvale without registration plates. Police tried to stop the car but the driver accelerated away and police began a pursuit. The car was driven to Cherrybrook Road before the driver got out and ran from the car. He was arrested a short distance away. A search of the car found cannabis. The Cabramatta man, 35, was charged with unregistered vehicle, uninsured vehicle, unlicensed drive, causing a police pursuit (Skye's Law), having a prohibited drug and breaching bail. Police refused bail initially but it was granted at court. He's due in at Bankstown court on May 9.

Stealing from cars at Wakeley

At 9am on Wednesday, April 17, a man was seen entering a car on Winburndale Road at Wakeley and taking money from inside it.

Two witnesses detained the Wakeley man, 19, and he was charged with larceny and entering a car without permission. He's due in Fairfield court on May 24. Remember to always lock your vehicle and keep valuables out of sight, police warn.