M5 crash: Truck driver refused bail after facing court over fatal collision

The truck driver accused of a crash which killed a young Sydney boy on Wednesday has been refused bail.

Pushminder Singh Grewal, 26, was charged after a 10-year-old boy was killed in a pile-up involving the truck and three cars on the M5 at Riverwood.

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He appeared before Bankstown Local Court on Friday morning, where his application for bail was refused.

The 10-year-old boy, who was a passenger in one of the cars, died at the scene, while a 13-year-old girl in the car suffered head injuries and rib fractures.

She was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.

The driver of the car, a 31-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and underwent mandatory testing.

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The drivers of the other two cars, women aged 35 and 26, were taken to hospital for mandatory testing and treatment.

The older of the two had a fractured wrist and the other woman had minor injuries.

‘Devastated’

The truck driver was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death among other charges.

Grewal’s lawyer Elias Tabchouri said the 26 year old was “devastated”.

“This is a tragedy, he is devastated about what has happened here,” Tabchouri told reporters on Thursday.

“He did not wake up that morning thinking that would happen to him, or this family.”

– with AAP

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