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Indian international student Gurveer Singh charged with negligent driving after fatal crash

He is to hand his passport to the police within 24 hours, not leave Australia and not drive with an international or Australian licence.

Indian national Gurveer Singh, who only arrived in Australia last month, has been granted bail. The 23-year-old was charged with negligent driving occasioning death after a man died after a crash between the ute driven by Mr Singh and the man’s motorcycle in Sydney’s Lidcombe.

According to NSW police at about 7 pm on 15 August 2022, emergency services were called to Olympic Drive near Childs Street, Lidcombe, after reports of a car and a motorcycle collision.

Police and firefighters conducted CPR on the rider until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived.

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They continued treatment, however, the rider could not be revived and died at the scene. The deceased is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged 49.

Officers from Auburn Police Area Command established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.

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An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash commenced.

Mr Singh was taken to Auburn Hospital for mandatory testing.

He was then taken to Auburn Police Station and charged with negligent driving occasioning death.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Magistrate Richard Funston granted Mr Singh bail yesterday (16th August) and imposed several conditions on him.

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The conditions required Mr Singh to hand his passport to Auburn police within 24 hours, not leave Australia and not drive with an international or Australian licence.

Mr Singh is studying a master of office administration through Queensland University and resides in Sydney’s Homebush West.

The next hearing on the matter will be on August 30

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