Bus driver charged after crash with motorcycle in Zetland

A bus driver has been charged by the Crash Investigation Unit following a collision with a motorcycle in Sydney’s south yesterday.

About 5.35pm (Tuesday 29 September 2020), emergency services attended the intersection of O’Dea and Gadigal avenues, Zetland, after reports a motorcycle and bus had collided.

The motorcyclist, a 43-year-old man, was treated at the scene by witnesses before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived. He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The bus driver, a 63-year-old man, was uninjured and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command established a crime scene, and specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Upon discharge from hospital, the bus driver was arrested and taken to Mascot Police Station.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm- drive manner dangerous and negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm).

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

His driver’s licence was also suspended.

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