Fled crash scene

Story appeared in: Review | August 6th, 2018

A HUNT is underway for a driver who fled the scene of a serious crash at Homebush on Friday evening.
Emergency services were called to the M4 at Homebush Bay at 6pm following reports of a collision between a Holden Rodeo and a Toyota Hilux which caused the Holden to hit a safety barrier and roll onto its roof.
Three passengers were able to free themselves, however, the driver, a 39-year-old man, was trapped for a short period of time before being released.
He was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition with minor head injuries.
The male driver of the Toyota, who fled on foot, was chased by several members of the public but escaped.
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the driver or with dash cam footage of the crash to come forward.

Arrest over drugs
A MERRYLANDS home was searched on Thursday as part of an ongoing drug investigation by detectives from Strike Force Rushall which was formed in June.
At a service station on Victoria Road in Rydalmere at 4.30pm, strike force detectives arrested a 46-year-old man before also arresting a 38-year-old man at a nearby fast-food restaurant.
The officers allegedly seized one kilogram of methylamphetamine during the operation.
Following the arrests, they executed search warrants at homes in Merrylands, The Ponds and Annangrove, as well as a storage shed in Minchinbury.
During the searches, police allegedly located and seized mobile phones, drugs, steroids, cash and documents.
Both men were subsequently charged with supply large commercial quantity - methylamphetamine.

Seize 'Ice', heroin
A HOLROYD woman is one of four people who faced court last week on a range of drug related charges as part of an investigation into the alleged distribution of illegal drugs.
Strike Force Illumination was established by Fairfield Police Area Command detectives in June to investigate the distribution of methylamphetamine (ice) and heroin throughout the area.
On Thursday, officers stopped a car in Villawood and arrested a 38-year-old man, with a search allegedly locating drugs, believed to be heroin and ice.
Detectives later searched homes at Canley Heights, St Johns Park, Fairfield Heights and Cabramatta, allegedly seizing drugs, including ice, cocaine and heroin, and two firearms.
Two men, aged 33 and 34, and the 39-year-old woman were arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station.
The three men all face charges including supply prohibited drug, while the woman was charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug, resist officer in execution of their duty and in relation to two outstanding warrants.

Slam building
A TEENAGED driver and his two passengers have escaped serious injury after their car crashed into a fence and demountable building in Regents Park in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Emergency services were called to Bellona Avenue after reports that a Toyota Corolla had crashed through a fence at 12.30am.
The 18-year-old driver, and one male passenger, aged in his late teens were uninjured, however a second male passenger, also aged in his late teens, was taken to Bankstown Hospital as a precaution.
Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash with the driver allegedly returning a positive drug test at the scene.
Inquiries are continuing, including a laboratory analysis of the driver's samples.

ANYONE with information about these incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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Publication: Review | Section: News | Author: Kim Palmer | Story ID: 139256 | Viewcount: 446