Bus Driver Charged With Using Phone During Double Fatal Crash
The bus driver involved in a fatal accident in Sydney overnight has been charged over the crash, including one count of using a mobile phone.
Two people were killed on Monday night, after a car collided with a motorised scooter in Kingsgrove, killing the rider and his pillion passenger.
The scooter driver -- who was working for Uber Eats -- was travelling north on Kingsgrove Road just after 8pm when he stopped to turn right onto Vivienne Street.
At the same time, a public bus was also travelling south. It was in that moment that the scooter and a ute travelling north collided.
The two men on the scooter, both aged in their thirties, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the bus and the car were taken to hospital for mandatory drug testing as the Crash Investigation Team attended the scene.
The bus driver, 49, has since been charged with two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of negligent driving, and over not wearing a seatbelt, in addition to the mobile phone charge.
He has been refused bail, and is due to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday morning, the intersection of Kingsgrove Road was still littered with debris, haunting the residents who heard the horrific smash.
“We heard the bump, so I ran outside and I saw people helping someone across the road, he tried to get up but he was gone… the other person was further down under the car,” Aristides Grirorakas said describing the accident outside his house.
“It's sad, it's very sad upsetting; You people get upset seeing this, imagine us watching it.”
In a statement, Uber said it had reached out to police and was offering any assistance needed with the investigation.
"This is a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of these two men," a spokesperson said.