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Tragedy as elderly couple who were married for 50 years die in horror Sydney car crash

Tragedy as elderly couple who were married for 50 years die in horror Sydney car crash – as Indian delivery driver onan international licence is charged

  • Ute passenger Carmen Sant, 81, died at the intersection after the collision 
  • Husband Frank Sant, 83, who was the driver, was taken to Westmead hospital 
  • Mr was rushed to hospital  in a critical condition but died on Sunday morning 
  • A 22-year-old Indian national driving Nissan Pulsar was arrested and charged
  • He allegedly sped through a ‘give way’ sign at the intersection before the crash

An elderly couple who have been married for more than 50 years have died in a car crash in Sydney’s west before a deliveryman with an international licence was charged. 

Ute passenger Carmen Sant, 81, died at the intersection of Crawford Road and Coveny Street in Doonside about 10pm on Saturday before her husband Frank Sant, 83, who was driver, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

Mr Sant died in Westmead hospital on Sunday afternoon surrounded by family and friends.  

A 22-year-old Indian national, who was driving a Nissan Pulsar when the car collided with the couple’s vehicle was arrested, taken to to the same hospital for mandatory testing and then charged with a string of driving offences. 

Carmen Sant (left), 81, died at the intersection of Crawford Road and Coveny Street in Doonside about 10pm on Saturday before her husband Frank Sant (right), 83, who was driver, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition

 

Mr Sant died in Westmead hospital on Sunday afternoon surrounded by family and friends (pictured: the crash scene in Doonside, Sydney's west)

Mr Sant died in Westmead hospital on Sunday afternoon surrounded by family and friends (pictured: the crash scene in Doonside, Sydney’s west)

The man was charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. 

The pair were just five minutes away from home after they had dinner with friends, before the fatal crash, 7News reported. 

The delivery driver allegedly sped through the ‘give way’ sign at the intersection.

Footage obtained by the network shows ute rolling at high speed before ramming into a fence after the collision.  

The man was arrested and taken to Westmead hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing. 

He was then driven to Blacktown police station where he was charged. 

Mr Sant died in Westmead hospital on Sunday afternoon surrounded by family and friends

Mr Sant died in Westmead hospital on Sunday afternoon surrounded by family and friends

‘It only takes a small lapse in concentration for a catastrophic event,’ Chief Inspector Phil Brooks said.  

Crawford Street residents described the intersection as a ‘black spot’ and said accidents regularly occurred there. 

‘It’s nothing new. Every weekend there’s three or four accidents there,’ witness Peter Nolan said.  

A petition had been previously sent to the Blacktown MP to build a roundabout at the intersection but told residents the solution would be too expensive. 

The man suspected of causing the crash was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Monday.  

Investigations around the circumstances of the crash continue. 

The pulsar delivery driver allegedly sped through the 'give way' sign at the intersection

The pulsar delivery driver allegedly sped through the ‘give way’ sign at the intersection



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