Two drivers who ran a red light and a give way sign, hitting and injuring motorbike riders have appeared in court today (29 January 2020) as the wheels of justice grind slowly on.
Give way crash
Liverpool driver Shaokun Zhu, 30, appeared in Liverpool Local Court today charged with negligence after allegedly driving through a give way sign and hitting a motorcyclist in Sydney’s west on 30 October 2019.
He has now been listed for a hearing on 26 May 2020.
NSW Police will 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 motorbike 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 which has been extended.
Red light crash
In the second incident last September, SUV driver Daniel Marjoribanks was charged after allegedly running a red light and hitting a rider at the intersection of Schofields and Windsor roads, Rouse Hill.
“The driver allegedly turned right against the red arrow and struck a motorcycle which was being ridden north through the intersection,” police will allege.
The motorcyclist, a 63-year-old man, suffered multiple compound fractures to his right leg and fractured ribs.
Marjoribanks was charged with:
- Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm;
- Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm;
- Fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm;
- Fail to stop and assist after impact cause injury;
- Drive when visiting privileges withdrawn – first offence; and
- Not give particulars to injured person.
He appeared for the third time in Blacktown Local Court this morning where the matter was again adjourned for mention on February 12.