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New charges laid over fatal Liverpool crash

NSW Police have laid additional charges following a fatal crash in Sydney’s west earlier this month that claimed the life of a 74-year-old man.

Police say that at around 11.45pm on August 18th, emergency services were called to the intersection (pictured) of Davis Road and the Liverpool-Parramatta Transitway, Wetherill Park, following reports a Kenworth semi-trailer and a state transit bus had collided.

The bus driver – a 74-year-old man – was trapped in the vehicle, before being freed by Fire and Rescue NSW.

He suffered serious injuries and was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics then taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition.

Police were advised the man subsequently died in hospital five days later.

Four male passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries and have since recovered.

As part of ongoing inquiries, police charged a 26-year-old man over his alleged involvement in the crash earlier this month. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, the Woolgoolga man’s charges have been upgraded to dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

Additionally, he’s been charged with three counts of not stop at stop line at red light, two counts of not stop at stop line at yellow light, and five counts of driver use mobile phone when not permitted.

He remains on conditional bail and will appear at Fairfield Local Court today.

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