CCTV footage and DNA is being examined after the driver of a stolen truck smashed into a Kingswood home overnight.
The flatbed truck had been stolen from a retail premises in the Mt Pritchard area in Sydney’s south-west early on Tuesday, and had an excavator on board also reported as stolen when the incident occurred about 12.30am today (Thursday, August 10).
The truck collided with a parked car, signs and a telegraph pole before coming to rest in the front of a house on the Great Western Highway.
Police are still searching for the driver of the truck who fled the scene after the incident, and St Marys Local Area Command duty officer, Inspector Branko Kubecka, said he would have suffered some injuries in the incident.
“All we’ve got at this stage is [a person] described as a man, dressed possibly in dark clothing,” he told reporters at St Marys today. “We believe that there was only one person in that car at the time.
“Based on the carnage and the debris that was left I’d say he would have sustained injuries enough to probably require hospitalisation or at least medical treatment.
“We are appealing to any medical centres as well, and we have contacted neighbouring hospitals in case anyone presents with those sorts of injuries to contact either Crime Stoppers or St Marys police.
“There was some blood … We’re making some examination into that as well, some forensic and DNA sampling as well.”
The truck has been preserved for scientific examination by police and Inspector Kubecka said it was “very lucky” no one else was injured in the incident.
“The time of morning would indicate there probably weren’t going to be to too many people around, which was fortunate for the public and police, and for him [the driver] alike,” he said.
‘All we know is that the parked car was unattended at the time, it was basically dragged along about 30 metres and [came] to rest on a footpath.
“The premises that was eventually collided with, there was no one inside, so that was fortunate as well.”
Police have urged the driver of the truck to come forward.
“Look, if you’ve done this come forward. You’re probably better off coming forward and telling your version of the story, rather than police tracking you down,” Inspector Kubecka said.
“We’ve got a number of leads we’re exploring.”
Police have also appealed to anyone who may have been in the Cabramatta Road West, Mt Pritchard, area at the time, or spotted the truck between the time it was stolen and the Kingswood incident, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.