NSW police charge man after four injured in M7 multi-vehicle crash

Police have charged a driver after four men who had pulled over to change a flat tyre were injured when they were struck by a car in Sydney’s west overnight.

About 10pm (Friday 15 January 2021), emergency services were called to the M7 Motorway, south of Eastern Road at Rooty Hill, after a multi-vehicle crash in the breakdown bay.

Police have been told a Toyota Hilux towing a boat trailer and a Volkswagen Golf were stopped in the breakdown bay while four men – aged 44, 49 and two aged 39 – were changing a flat tyre on the boat trailer.

It’s alleged a Toyota Camry travelling south on the Motorway struck the stationary Volkswagen, causing it to impact the boat and injure the men.

They were all taken to Westmead Hospital with various injuries including leg fractures and lacerations. The three younger men are in a serious but stable condition.

The 49-year-old man is in a stable condition with minor injuries.

Officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command attended and spoke to the Toyota driver, a 22-year-old man, who was uninjured. He was arrested at the scene and taken to Mt Druitt Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established and examined by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

Upon release from hospital, the man was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm- drive manner dangerous, three counts of negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm), cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle, and possess prohibited drug.

The man, from Canley Vale, was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 16 January 2021).

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