30/07/2019

Irishman Arrested Boarding Flight After Sydney Crash

An Irishman has been arrested boarding a flight from Australia following a crash in Sydney.

The 22-year-old, who is understood to be from County Donegal, was detained at Sydney Airport on Monday.

The crash is believed to have taken place in Chifley in the early hours of Saturday morning when a Mazda 323 crashed into a parked van.

CCTV footage appeared to show the driver fleeing the scene on foot, while a passenger also fled a short time later.

Emergency services attended to free two others from the wreckage, one of whom, a 25-year-old, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition. The other man, aged 27, was also taken to hospital and is believed to be in serious but stable condition.

New South Wales police arrested the alleged driver on board a flight to Dublin, while the search continues for another individual who was seen leaving the scene.



(JG/CM)

Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

28 September 2022
Men Arrested During Larne And Ballyclare Search Operations
Two men have been arrested during a series of search operations in the Larne and Ballyclare areas on Tuesday 27 September. Four searches were carried out by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) assisted by the Police Service's Tactical Support Group and local district officers.
26 September 2022
25-Year-Old Arrested For Attempted Murder Of Police Officers
A 25-year-old man has been arrested after using a tractor to ram three police cars in an attempt to evade capture. Officers investigating a report of a drink driver in Fivemiletown attended an address in the Tattenabuddagh Lane area just after midnight on Saturday 24 September as part of their enquiries.
23 September 2022
Two Men Arrested In Connection With December 2021 Drug Seizure
Detectives from the PSNI's Organised Crime Unit have arrested two men in an ongoing investigation into a £1.25 million drug seizure in December 2021.
05 March 2013
Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash
A man has been killed in a collision in Galway. The car crash happened at around 2.45am this morning on the Headford to Galway Road. The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
02 December 2015
Govt Slammed Over Ongoing Housing Crisis
Sinn Féin has hit out at the government over the homeless crisis in Ireland. Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo/North Leitrim, said the government cannot just put a "band aid" over the issue and is calling for a initiative to be introduced to attempt to fix the ongoing problem.