Alleged driver arrested at Sydney Airport after investigations into serious crash at Chifley, NSW

The alleged driver of a vehicle involved in a crash at Chifley at the weekend has been arrested at Sydney Airport boarding a flight out of the country.

About 2.10am on Saturday 27 July 2019, a Mazda 323 was travelling north-west on Burke Street, Chifley, when at the intersection of Caley Street, it lost control and collided heavily with a parked Toyota Hiace van.

The driver and a rear passenger fled from the vehicle while the 25-year-old front passenger and a 27-year-old rear passenger were trapped in the vehicle for some time before being freed by emergency personnel.

The younger man was taken to St George Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition. The older man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit commenced inquiries and about 9pm last night (Monday 29 July 2019), a 22-year-old man was arrested at Sydney Airport on board a flight to Dublin.

He was taken to hospital, under police guard, for treatment to injuries sustained during the crash.

Charges are expected to be laid upon his release from hospital.

Inquiries continue to locate the fourth occupant.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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