A disqualified driver has been charged after allegedly crashing a car on a test drive and fleeing the scene while a man lay trapped in an overturned car in Sydney today.
The 42-year-old Sydney man was test driving a Toyota Celica along Frazer Avenue in the south-west suburb of Lurnea when he collided with a Chery hatchback travelling along Graham Avenue.
The crash sent the hatchback spinning and flipping onto its roof, not far from where a jogger had run past less than 30 seconds earlier, captured on a neighbour’s security camera.
Police said the 56-year-old passenger in the flipped car was briefly trapped before being treated for suspected neck and back injuries and taken to Liverpool Hospital.
The driver, a 43-year-old woman, was uninjured and the Celica driver left the scene before police arrived, they said.
After making inquiries, police discovered the vehicle had been on a test drive and arrested the 42-year-old man at his house in nearby Casula.
He was charged with negligent driving, not giving way, providing his details to the other driver and driving while disqualified.
He was refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Tuesday.