Charges expected following St Marys crash

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Police are investigating a crash that occurred at St Marys yesterday.

About 6.10pm Saturday evening, emergency services were called to a collision between a white Nissan Patrol utility towing a trailer and a Honda motorcycle at the intersection of Parkes Avenue and Victoria Avenue.Police will allege the white Nissan was travelling west along Victoria Avenue when it failed to give way at the intersection.

The Honda motorcycle was travelling south along Parkes Avenue and commenced to turn right into Victoria Avenue when the Nissan allegedly collided with the Honda motorcycle.

The impact caused the 28-year-old male rider to be thrown from the motorcycle and land on the roadway. The motorcycle continued to slide across the road for about 20 metres before it came to rest against the kerb in Victoria Avenue.

The man driving the Nissan Patrol – a 28-year-old from St Marys – stopped and assisted the rider of the Honda.

Emergency services were called to the scene and NSW Ambulance Paramedics treated the rider who was taken to Westmead Hospital suffering minor injuries.

Officers from Penrith Traffic & Highway Patrol Command attended and commenced investigations. A roadside breath test was conducted on the driver of the Nissan which allegedly produced a negative result.

When spoken to, the driver of the Nissan allegedly made admissions to police that he had smoked the drug β€˜ice’ the day before. Inquiries also allegedly discovered the driver was disqualified and the Nissan was an unregistered vehicle.

An assessment of sobriety was conducted which the driver of the Nissan allegedly failed. He was arrested and conveyed to Nepean Hospital for mandatory blood and urine samples.

Charges are expected to be laid once blood sample results have been obtained.

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