Driver charged over motorbike collision

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A driver has been charged with negligence after allegedly driving through a give way sign and hitting a motorcyclist in Sydney’s west yesterday.

NSW Police will allege the 30-year-old man was driving a Volkswagen Passat west along Cabramatta Road West.

He allegedly drove through a Give Way sign without stopping and hit the motorbike being ridden by a 28-year-old man.

The rider was thrown from his bike and suffered significant injuries including a fractured shoulder, pelvis and hip, as well as serious cuts and abrasions.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to Liverpool Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

The scene was examined by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit and the driver of the vehicle was arrested.

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Fairfield Police Station

He was taken to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

His licence was suspended, and he was given conditional bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

If found guilty, the driver could face up to seven years in jail.

Our sincere best wishes to the rider for a full and speedy recovery.

Comment

We can’t comment on a matter that is before the courts.

This website not only reports on crashes, but endeavours to follow up on resulting court cases.

In some cases justice takes a while.

For example, there are still no charges laid over the inicdent in which a Kia Rio on the wrong side of the road hit four riders, killing one and injuring three, in Kyogle on 20 October 2019.

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It’s been a tragic month on NSW roads with eight people killed and numerous injured.

2 Comments

  1. I know it will never happen but if all drivers had to ride a motorcycle for at least 12 months before they are allowed to drive cars maybe we would have better drivers. I know I had a motorcycle licence before I sat for a car licence & it made me more aware of what was happening around me and anticipating what others were likely to do.

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