Two-car smash in city’s west
Saturday, 11th July, 2020
Police were last night continuing to investigate a spectacular crash at the intersection of Bismuth and Mercury Streets yesterday afternoon.
A black Land Rover and a dark grey Hyundai Sonata collided at speed, both drivers were lucky to escape serious injury.
Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the scene as police blocked off the crash site to the public about 3.30pm.
The Land Rover came to rest in the middle of Bismuth Street, while the Hyundai landed across the road on the footpath in front of the former Railwaytown Post Office.
Debris from the impact was scattered between the two cars across the street. Both cars are likely write-offs. Police were still at the scene at 7pm last night.
Paramedics rushed the driver of the Land Rover to the Broken Hill Hospital where he underwent a series of scans.
He was released from hospital last night, shaken but in good spirits.
It’s been a busy week on the streets of Broken Hill for police.
In a separate incident, a Broken Hill woman was remanded in custody after allegedly stealing a vehicle and leading police on a car chase on Wednesday.
The woman had been arrested on Tuesday for allegedly breaching bail conditions.
The court granted her bail again on Wednesday, and she was released from police custody about 1pm.
But two-and-a-half hours later, she allegedly stole a Ford Courier utility from Beryl Lane and drove it along the Barrier Highway towards Wilcannia.
“The ute was sighted by a mate of its owner out near Little Topar,” police said.
“(The mate) followed it as best he could and updated the owner with its location, until it was seen to turn around and head back towards Broken Hill.”
Police were updated and intercepted the vehicle as it drove back into the Silver City.
Police allege the driver took off at speed when they tried to stop the vehicle.
“It continued through various streets around Broken Hill east until the female drove the stolen car up a track into the regen off Phillips Street, where she was caught a short time later walking from the vehicle.”
She was arrested and taken back to Broken Hill Police Station where she was charged with stealing a car, leading police on a pursuit, and driving while unlicensed.
She was again refused bail by police and put before the court on Thursday morning.
This time she was remanded in custody pending an appearance in Wentworth Court yesterday.
Significant damage was caused to the stolen utility. It has been seized by police for forensic examination.