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Two drivers charged after rider fatals

Two drivers have been charged after separate Sydney crashes in the past couple of days that cost the lives of two riders.

A 24-year-old male motorcycle rider died at the scene of a crash with a Toyota Camry about noon yesterday (9 May 2020) on Soldiers Parade, outside Edmondson Park Railway Station.

The driver, a 37-year-old man, was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.

He was then taken to Liverpool Police Station where he  was charged with negligent driving occasioning death, and not give way at lights to oncoming vehicle (right turn).

The Edmondson Park man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Monday 13 July 2020.

Investigations are continuing.

Second driver charged

A 22-year-old male driver has been charged after a fatal crash involving his Mitsubishi Challenger SUV and a Yamaha scooter in Sydney’s east on Friday (8 May 2020).

The crash occurred about 2pm at the intersection of Fitzgerald Ave and Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens.

The scooter rider, a 29-year-old man, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition.

The Mitsubishi driver, a 22-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Prince of Wales Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

Investigators were later notified the rider had died in hospital.

The driver was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with negligent driving occasioning death.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Waverley Local Court on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Our sincere condolences to the riders’ families and friends.

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