A Penrith man has been charged over his involvement in an accident that left a 21-year-old woman dead at Blaxland yesterday.
It’s been revealed the 54-year-old man, who was driving a truck, was a disqualified driver.
Just after 2.15pm yesterday, emergency services were called to the Great Western Highway, near the intersection of Layton Avenue, at Blaxland, following reports the 21-year-old had been struck by a truck.
The woman, who had reportedly been walking on the footpath at the time, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, died at the scene.
Officers attached to Blue Mountains Police Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
“The truck driver – a 54-year-old man – was not injured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing, before being taken to Katoomba Police Station,” a Police spokesperson said.
“He was charged with ‘dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous’, ‘drive motor vehicle during disqualification period’ and ‘negligent driving (occasioning death)’.”
The Penrith man was refused bail and is due to appear at Penrith Local Court today.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.