Man Charged after Fleeing the Scene of Crash – Penrith

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A man who fled the scene of a car crash last month has been arrested.

About 9.45pm (Sunday 16 June 2019), police were called to Evan Street, Penrith following reports of a motor vehicle crash.

Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command arrived at the scene to find a van had driven into a parked ute.

Two men were found trapped in the vehicle. Emergency services extracted the pair, who had both suffered leg injuries. They were transported to Nepean Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A third man, the driver, had fled the scene on foot.

About 10.40pm (Sunday 16 June 2019), police attended a Glenmore Park residence and took a 19-year-old man into custody.

He was taken to Nepean Police Station and charged with breach bail.

He was due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on the following day (Tuesday 18 June 2019).

Inquiries into the crash continue and further charges are likely.The outcome of the hearing was not known at time of print.

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