NSW Police Force

05/19/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/18/2023 10:30

Driver charged after pedestrians injured - Crows Nest


Driver charged after pedestrians injured - Crows Nest

Friday, 19 May 2023 02:16:47 AM

A man will face court today after being charged over a crash involving three pedestrians in Sydney's north.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday 18 May 2023), emergency services responded to reports that three boys had been struck by a car at the intersection of Falcon Street and the Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, as they were allegedly crossing the roadway whilst facing a green pedestrian signal.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the boys -one aged 13 and two aged 12 - at the scene.

The 13-year-old boy was taken to Sydney Children's Hospital and treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The two 12-year-old boys sustained minor injuries and were conveyed to Westmead Children's Hospital.

Officers from North Shore Police Area Command secured a crime scene that was later examined by police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Police were informed that after the crash the vehicle drove from the scene where the driver allegedly failed to stop or render assistance.

Shortly before 4pm police attended Fox Street, Lane Cove, where the alleged driver - an 18-year-old man - was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station.

He was and charged with seven offences including:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm - dive manner dangerous
  • Negligent driving (occasion grievous bodily harm) - 1st offence
  • Cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle (x2)
  • Fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm
  • Fail to stop and assist after impact cause injury - 1st offence
  • Proceed through red traffic light (not toll booth)

The man has been refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today (Friday 19 May 2023).

A Honda Accord has been seized for mechanical and forensic examination.

Police also issued the man a licence suspension notice.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.