Man injured, dog killed in police pursuit crash in North St Marys

A police pursuit ended in tragedy on Thursday when a man, 56, was injured and his dog was killed in a crash in North St Marys.

The teenage driver, 16, will face a children’s court today following a high-speed pursuit through Whalan and North St Marys.

Police said the learner driver was unaccompanied and travelling more than 45km/h over the speed limit when he crashed into a man and a dog walking across Kurrajong Road about 3.50pm.

Officers had tried to pull over the unregistered Subaru Liberty on Caitlyn Close, Whalan shortly before the crash, but the driver refused to stop.

The car then ploughed into a 12-year-old Doberman that was being led across the road by its owner.

It died at the scene while the man suffered injuries to his right shoulder.

Police terminated the pursuit to help the man.

Following inquiries St Marys police arrested a 16-year-old boy at a home on Lethbridge Street, St Marys later on Thursday afternoon.

He was charged with not stopping in a police pursuit, dangerous driving, exceeding the speed limit by over 45km/h, speeding in a dangerous manner, learner unaccompanied, not displaying ‘L’ plates, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle, and displaying false plates.

Further charges are pending on the man’s injuries.

The teen was refused bail to face court on Friday.

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