A 16-year-old has been charged, and another remains in critical condition after an unmarked police car collided with a dirt bike in Sydney’s inner-city yesterday.
According to a police statement, officers attached to South Sydney Police Area Command were responding to a job when a police vehicle and a blue 2019 Sherco trail bike collided near the intersection of Henderson and Mitchell roads in Eveleigh, just after 7:30 am on Saturday.
The rider, a 16-year-old boy, was thrown from the bike and suffered serious injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
A crime scene was established and a critical incident team will investigate the crash, subject to an independent review.
Police say the trail bike is one of two suspected stolen vehicles that were seen earlier that morning in a separate police operation.
At around 7:00 am on Saturday, Inner West police officers observed the trail bike and a black Mercedes near Enmore Road and King Street in Newtown.
The officers last saw the bike turning right into Sydney Park Road, and a short time after the collision, police observed the black Mercedes on Henderson Road.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested nearby at Progress Road in Eveleigh. Police believe that the teenager was involved in the theft of the black Mercedes from a home on Attunger Street in Woollahra, at about 5:50 am on Saturday.
The teenager was taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with three offences including aggravated breaking and entering, and committing a serious indictable offence.
The teenager was refused bail and was due to appear at a children’s court today.
Police are investigating any link to the collision.