Drivers face court over bike crashes

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Two NSW drivers have appeared in court over separate crashes last year that injured two riders and a pillion.

Court case 1

Molly Cahill, 23, of Sans Souci, was found guilty in Sutherland Local Court today (26 May 2020) and will be sentenced on 2 July 2020 on dangerous driving charges relating to a crash last year.

Police told court Cahill was driving a Peugeot hatchback on the wrong side of Forest Road in Peakhurst about 1.20am on 8 April 2019 when she hit a motorcycle head-on.

Rider Tony Nissirios, 38, and his female partner Sam, 26, were thrown from their bike and suffered multiple fractures.

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The Sydney hit-run crash scene (All images: Channel 7 Sydney)

Cahill left the scene, abandoned her car nearby and texted “I think I’ve hit someone”.

She was later arrested at her Sans Souci home and taken to Kogarah Police Station.

Since her first court appearance she has also been found guilty of drug and assault charges and is currently serving an 18 month community order, ending in September 2021.

Molly Cahill hit run crash Sydney committed
Molly Chaill

Court case 2

Liverpool driver Shaokun Zhu, 30, appeared in Liverpool Local Court today for a committal hearing set down for three days after allegedly driving through a give way sign and hitting a motorcyclist in Sydney’s west on 30 October 2019.

However, the hearing has been adjourned until 23 June 2020 with conditional bail continued.

NSW Police allege he was driving a Volkswagen Passat west along Cabramatta Road West when he went through a give way sign without stopping.

His VW hit a motorcycle being ridden by a 28-year-old man who was thrown from the bike.

The rider suffered significant injuries including a fractured shoulder, pelvis and hip, as well as serious cuts and abrasions.

The scene was examined by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

Shaokun Zhu was arrested and charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

His licence was suspended, and he was given conditional bail.

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