NSW traffic police were kept busy over the weekend, with street racing, a motorbike accident and a road rage incident all creating chaos on the roads.
Friday night was relatively calm, but on Saturday morning a police vehicle and motorcycle collided on George Street in South Windsor.
The crash occurred at approximately 09:30 in the morning, and the 46-year-old motorcyclist suffered two broken legs as a result.
He was promptly airlifted by helicopter to Westmead Hospital, where he is recovering and in a stable condition.
There were three officers in the police vehicle, but none of them sustained any injuries.
At this stage, it is unsure how the accident occurred, but many witnesses came forward and an investigation is underway.
Later that day, at about 17:00 in the afternoon, police were called to assist a woman at her Hazelbrook house, where she was allegedly being attacked by a man who had followed her home.
According to the 21-year-old female – who remains unnamed – she was abused and confronted by a male driver of a Holden Calibra after she changed lanes on the Great Western Highway at Woodford.
The male driver allegedly sounded his horn multiple times, threw objects at the woman’s car, and then pursued her until she went home to Hazelbrook.
Once at her house, it is reported that the man threatened the woman’s father with a knife and attempted to run him over.
Police were called to the scene and he was arrested and subsequently charged with multiple offences, including common assault, stalking and driving a vehicle in a menacing manner.
The last major traffic incident to occur in NSW over the weekend – as reported by police – happened last night in the west Sydney suburb of Campbelltown.
Two drivers were allegedly caught street racing along Broughton Street at approximately 22:15.
Both motorists were under 20, male and on their P-plates, with the 18-year-old driving a Mistubishi Lancer and the 19-year-old a Holden Commedore.
The speed limit in the area is 60 kilometres per hour but the men were clocked travelling at approximately 120 kilometres per hour.
Police stopped the drivers, and as a result they were both issued with infringements, court notices and had their licences suspended.
All in all these events contributed to a busy weekend on the state’s roads, with NSW officers working hard to ensure that reckless motorists were stopped before they could cause damage or harm to other vehicles and people.
That said, sometimes hazardous drivers escape the law and can cause significant road accidents that result in catastrophic injury to all parties involved.
If you or a member of your family is ever the victim of a collision, then you may be eligible for compensation.