Two men and boy, 12, pulled from stolen car that burst into flames after crashing in Cranebrook, Sydney, arrests made
- Allegedly stolen car crashed and burst into flames
- Boy, 12 injured, two men allegedly left scene
- One later found injured at nearby home
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Bystanders have pulled two men and a boy out of an allegedly stolen car that burst into flames after smashing into a tree in western Sydney, before the two men fled the scene, leaving the young boy behind, as one of the occupants remains on the run.
Police were called to an intersection in Cranebrook on Thursday night after a stolen car had crashed and exploded into flames.
Two men and a 12-year-old boy were freed from the burning wreckage.
One of the men allegedly fled the scene on foot before paramedics arrived.
Two others then arrived at the scene, and it is alleged that they placed the father of the boy into a shopping trolley before making their own hasty exit.
The 12-year-old boy was left behind at the scene as the others fled, where he was taken to Nepean Hospital suffering a broken leg and hip injuries.
An undercover cop arrests a man at the scene of the crash
Two men and boy were dragged from a burning vehicle after it crashed into a tree
Police allege the burnt out car that was crashed was allegedly stolen from a nearby Cranebrook home a day earlier
Shortly after the crash, paramedics were called to a nearby home in Rosannah Way, Cranebrook after a man was heard yelling in distress inside the home.
Upon their arrival, they sought assistance from the police after being denied entry into the home.
Inside the residence, two men, aged 40 and 55, allegedly obstructed the police, prompting the use of capsicum spray. Additionally, a Taser was employed to control an aggressive dog.
One of men involved in the earlier car accident was found inside the house, suffering from a broken leg and head lacerations. He was subsequently transported to Westmead Hospital, where mandatory testing was conducted.
The authorities are still in search of the occupant of the vehicle who fled the scene on foot.
Two men (one pictured) were later arrested at a nearby home where an injured occupants was found inside
The car fire was later extinguished by firefighters
The 40-year-old and 55-year-old were charged with hindering police.
They were bailed to appear in Penrith Local Court in September.
Investigations into the identity of the driver who crashed the vehicle continue.
Police allege the vehicle was stolen from a Cranebrook home during a break and enter in the early hours of August 30.
The residents were asleep inside the home at the time and not disturbed.
Anyone with information about the crash – or has any dashcam or mobile phone footage is urged to call Crime Stoppers.
Two men were later arrested and charged with hindering police. They will face court this month
A boy and a man in the vehicle both suffered broken legs in the crash. They remain in hospital in stable conditions