A MAN has been charged over the death of a boy in an alleged high-speed hit-and-run crash in Sydney’s north west.
Police have revealed, the 34-year-old was going so fast as he came off the M2 at Windsor Road in Baulkham Hill on Saturday night, that his Holden Commodore hit a median strip before crossing the northbound lanes of Windsor Road, hitting a second median strip and ploughing into a stationary Land Rover Defender and Holden Captiva.
The impact caused the Captiva to hit four other vehicles; a Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Toyota Aurion and Land Rover Discovery.
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The driver then allegedly took off.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene to find the occupants of a Holden Captiva had suffered the worst injuries.
Five people needed to be cut free from the vehicles, including a 12-year-old boy who could not be revived and died at the scene.
A 36-year-old woman and a 5-year-old girl, believed to be the boy’s mother and sister, were taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.
While the 38-year-old male driver of the Captiva was taken to hospital for assessment.
The driver of a Toyota Corolla, a 65-year-old man, and his passenger, a 58-year-old woman, were taken to Westmead Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The occupants of the other four vehicles were uninjured and were taken to Westmead Hospital to undergo mandatory testing.
A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.
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Officers from The Hills Police Area Command conducted a search operation to locate the driver of the Holden Commodore, with assistance from officers attached to Ryde, Ku-ring Gai and Parramatta Police Area Commands, Traffic and Highway Patrol, the Dog Unit and Polair.
They managed to track down the driver just before 3.30am on Sunday.
The 34-year-old man was arrested at a house on The Circle, Narraweena, and taken to Manly Police Station to assist with inquiries.
He has since been charged with 10 offences including; dangerous driving occasioning death, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (x2), cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle (x3), aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death – speed more than 45km/h over speed limit, and aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – speed more than 45km/h over speed limit (x2).
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