Two charged over Sydney crash, shooting

Two men who allegedly crashed a car into another man who was fleeing gunshots in western Sydney are set to face court.


The two men, aged 19 and 20, had to be freed from their Honda Civic in Parramatta on Wednesday evening when they got trapped in a collision just afterwards.

Police say a 22-year-old man got into an altercation with two men on the street at about 7.50pm (AEST), when another group of men armed with bats, poles, a machete and a firearm approached and fired several gunshots at him.

He ran off and was allegedly followed by the Honda and a silver van.

The Honda collided with the man before crashing into the silver van, trapping the two men.

The occupants of the van fled the scene, police said.

The victim was taken to Westmead Hospital with a broken leg and a dislocated shoulder, while the two trapped men were arrested.

A witness told ABC radio he heard a loud bang after the two cars collided before noticing a man covered in blood lying on the road.

“I thought I was dealing with a car accident. (Then) I realised I was dealing with evil and a crime scene and a whole lot of gangs,” the witness, named Phil, said.

Bullets have been recovered from the scene of the crash at the intersection of Hunter and Marsden Streets.

Police are looking for the occupants of the van and have taken bullets for forensic examination.

The 19-year-old Honda driver has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and affray, while the 20-year-old passenger was charged with affray and concealing a serious indictable offence.

Both were refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Thursday.