Man charged following investigation into Smithfield crash

Man charged following investigation into Smithfield crash

A man will appear in court today charged following an investigation into a crash in Smithfield last month.

About 3.30am on Friday, August 6, emergency services were called to the Cumberland Highway near Brenan Street following reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command attended and found a Toyota Yaris had crashed into a barrier and flipped onto its roof.

Police were told the driver of the Toyota, a 36-year-old man, attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was arrested a short distance away.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

The passenger of the car, a 39-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit, who commenced an investigation.

Police searched the vehicle and allegedly located illicit drugs and $1205 in cash, which were seized and will undergo forensic examination.

Following inquiries, officers from Liverpool Police Area Command's Proactive Crime Team arrested a 36-year-old man at an address on Tindall Avenue, Liverpool, about 6.20pm on September 16.

He was taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, proceeding through a red traffic light, driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period, failing to stop and assist impact causing grievous bodily harm and failing to comply with a public health order.

The man was refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court on September 17.

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