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Australia Truck driver charged over boy's death in four-vehicle M5 crash refused bail

03:50  29 november  2019
03:50  29 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Truck driver charged after M5 crash leaves one child dead, another in hospital

  Truck driver charged after M5 crash leaves one child dead, another in hospital The 26-year-old male truck driver will face court on Thursday on a range of charges, including dangerous driving occasioning death.A truck driver has been charged over a "tragic" pile-up on the M5 motorway in Sydney that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a 13-year-old girl in hospital.

Truck driver charged after M 5 crash leaves one child dead , another in hospital. The man was refused police bail and is due to appear in Bankstown Local Court on Thursday. Police have urged anyone with dashcam footage of the crash to contact Campsie Police Station on (02) 9784 9399 or

Man charged over fatal crash at Riverwood where 10yo boy died. A horrific crash on a Sydney motorway between Police at work at the vehicle in which a boy was killed instantly on the M 5 at the Intersection of Belmore He was refused bail and will appear in Bankstown Local Court on Thursday.

a black truck sitting on the side of a road: A 10-year-old boy died and his sister was badly injured in this week's crash. (ABC News)© Provided by ABC News A 10-year-old boy died and his sister was badly injured in this week's crash. (ABC News)

A truck driver charged over a crash that claimed the life of a young boy has been refused bail after a magistrate described the case against him as "extremely strong".

Pushminder Grewal, 26, told police in an interview his brakes failed on the M5 at Riverwood on Tuesday morning before his truck slammed into banked up traffic.

A 10-year-old boy died at the scene and his sister, 13, was badly injured.

Mr Grewal faces multiple charges, including dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving.

Truck driver charged over fatal crash claims issue with brakes

  Truck driver charged over fatal crash claims issue with brakes Pushminder Singh Grewal dropped his head in his hands as he was driven into court.Pushminder Singh Grewal dropped his head in his hands as he was driven into court in the back of a truck.

Truck driver , 26, is charged over crash that left boy , 10, dead and his sister injured - as he' s accused of 'misconduct' behind the wheel Harley Brandon Dexter, 10, died after horror crash on Sydney' s M 5 . The truck driver was refused bail and will appear in Bankstown Local Court on Thursday.

A man has been charged over the truck crash that killed a 10-year-old boy in Sydney' s south yesterday. Emergency services were called to the M 5 Motorway near Belmore Road, Riverwood after reports of an eastbound crash just after 8am. The Volvo Prime Mover, a Mazda 6, a Hyundai i30 and

Bankstown Local Court today heard Mr Grewal, an Indian national on a bridging visa, was serving a sentence in the community for domestic violence matters.

His driving history includes instances of driving unlicensed, negligent driving, speeding and refusing a breath test.

Prosecutor Chris Brien said dash cam footage showed the truck swerving in the lead-up to the collision.

"Preliminary testing of the vehicle indicates the brakes were working and were fully functional at the time," Mr Brien said.

Mr Grewal's lawyer Elias Tabchouri said the allegation against his client was one of inattention, but Mr Grewal maintained a red light warning him to check on his brakes came on before they failed.

He argued Mr Grewal had significant ties to the community, including a three-year-old child, and described his traffic history as "surprisingly quite good".

Truck driver in fatal M5 crash refused bail

  Truck driver in fatal M5 crash refused bail Pushminder Grewal applied for bail today at Bankstown Court, but the judge refused, calling the prosecution's case "extremely strong".Pushminder Grewal applied for bail today at Bankstown Court, but the judge refused, calling the prosecution's case "extremely strong".

A truck driver charged over the death of a schoolboy in a horror crash on Sydney' s M 5 yesterday has appeared in court for the first time. Police have charged a 31-year-old Pakenham man with dangerous driving causing death and he has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court

The driver has been charged with five offences, including dangerous driving occasioning death ; dangerous The driver of a truck that partially crushed a vehicle , causing the death of a 10-year-old boy Both were taken to hospital for treatment. Mr Grewal, an Indian national, did not apply for bail

Magistrate considers evidence on driver's attention

Magistrate Glen Walsh agreed the matter was "tragic" but denied bail, and said the case against Mr Grewal was "extremely strong".

He said the material from the crash investigation unit said the truck moved over a median strip and out of its lane a significant distance before the crash.

"The inference that the truck driver would not be paying attention in those circumstances is overwhelming in my view," he said.

Mr Walsh said an email from the officer in charge of the investigation also threw "significant doubt" over the version of events that claimed brake failure.

Outside court, Mr Tabchouri said his client's former partner had contacted him.

"She's been supportive," he said.

"Everyone that's spoken of him is supportive of him. This is a difficult, difficult case."

The matter will return to court in January.

Girl dies by road after car bursts into flames near Mackay .
The 12-year-old was declared dead at the scene after a fiery crash in central Queensland overnight. The girl died by the road at Mirani, west of Mackay, after a truck and car collided about 7.35pm on Saturday. The car burst into flames after the collision on Mackay Eungella Road, according to a police statement. "The three occupants escaped from the car," the statement read. "A 12-year-old girl suffered critical injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. "The female driver and nine-year-old boy were transported to Mackay Hospital with minor injuries.

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