Car sparks house blaze


An alleged stolen car which caught fire after crashing into a house in Georges Hall has caused significant damage.

Story appeared in: Torch | June 14th, 2018



A MAN has been charged with multiple driving offences after a stolen car crashed into a house and caught fire in Georges Hall in the early hours of Monday morning.
Just after 12.40am, emergency services were called to Carnavon Crescent, Georges Hall, following reports a car had crashed into the bottom level of a two-storey home.
Police have been told a man - who lives at the home - dragged the driver from the vehicle before it caught fire.
The man then returned to the home and assisted his parents to safety.
The fire spread to the house and both have been extensively damaged.
Police will allege the 21-year-old driver attempted to flee the scene but was held by neighbours until officers arrived.
He has been charged with negligent driving, driving recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, taking and driving conveyance without consent of owner and never licensed to drive vehicle on road.

Occupants hurt in truck smash
POLICE are appealing for information following a serious crash at Revesby Heights on Monday night.
Just before 6pm, a truck was travelling in an easterly direction along Henry Lawson Drive when it appears to have collided with the rear of a Honda Odyssey travelling in the same direction.
Both vehicles left the roadway and collided with some wooden pylons at Boomerang Reserve.
The truck caught fire and both male occupants were pulled from the wreckage by a passer-by before the truck and its contents were completely destroyed.
The men were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver, a 35-year-old male, is in an induced coma and remains is a stable condition. His 45-year-old passenger has suspected spinal injuries and is also stable.
The driver of the Honda, a 30-year-old woman, was taken to hospital for minor injuries.
Investigations are continuing.
Police are now appealing for the person who assisted the injured men to contact police. They are also interested in speaking to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.

Shot fired during servo holdup
A SHOT was fired during an armed robbery at a service station in Chester Hill last Friday evening.
About 6.30pm, police were called to a service station on Boundary Road, Chester Hill, after a man threatened a staff member with a firearm and demanded cash.
A shot was fired during the incident, however no one was injured.
The man left the area and was last seen heading north on Ferndell Street.
He is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance with a large build.
He was wearing dark-coloured clothing and had his face covered.
Police conducted a search of the area but the man was not located.
A crime scene has been established and an investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



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Publication: Torch | Section: News | Author: Mick Roberts | Story ID: 137830 | Viewcount: 1989

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