Critical Incident Investigation Unit
Man Charged Following Toddler Death – Ingleburn
A 26-year-old man has been charged following a collision in Ingleburn on New Year’s Eve, killing a 2-year-old child.
Police will allege an armed hold up occurred shortly after 6 pm at a bottle shop in Peakhurst, followed soon after by a second armed robbery of a bottle shop in East Hills.
In both robberies, two men allegedly produced weapons, and escaped from the scene in a Chrysler Voyager.
Police patrolling the area sighted the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull the car over. A pursuit was initiated and continued along the Hume Highway, Ingleburn where it collided with a vehicle, resulting in the death of the toddler.
The 26-year-old man was released from Liverpool Hospital today and taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with:
- Aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death
- Dangerous driving occasioning death
- Negligent driving occasioning death
- Robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon x 2
- Attempt carjacking
- Unlicensed driver – never held a licence
- Revocation of parole
The man was refused bail and will appear in Liverpool Local Court today.