Man charged with attempted murder after crash

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A man will appear in court today charged with attempted murder after a crash in St Marys last week.

Just before 11pm last Thursday, a 48-year-old man was driving a blue Mazda Astina north on Mamre Road, with a 23-year-old woman in the front seat, when at the intersection of John Street, the man allegedly deliberately steered the car into a power pole.

It is also alleged that the man undid both his seatbelt and his passenger’s seatbelt before impacting the pole.

The woman sustained serious injuries to her left arm and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Westmead Hospital.

The man suffered lacerations to his knee and was also taken to Westmead Hospital.

Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command attended and the scene was processed by the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

On Tuesday, February 4, the 48-year-old man was arrested at a home on Johns Street, St Marys, and taken to Penrith Police Station.

He was charged with ‘attempt murder by other means’, and ’cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent (DV)’.

The man was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today.

The man and woman are known to each other.

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