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Woman arrested at Northmead after at least eight vehicles hit

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A woman has been arrested in Sydney’s north-west after at least eight vehicles were hit following a short pursuit, which started in the Southern Highlands, earlier today.

Officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol – Traffic Taskforce initiated the pursuit of a grey Mazda 3 about 10.30am today (Monday 1 January 2024), when it was seen allegedly speeding north along the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest.

The pursuit was terminated after about 10km due to concerns for the manner of driving; however, the vehicle continued to be monitored by road and air.

It continued to be followed along the Hume Highway through Sydney’s south-western suburbs of Campbelltown, Casula, turning onto the Cumberland Highway to Liverpool, Cabramatta, Fairfield West, Smithfield and Merrylands where it turned onto the M4.

The driver continued east to Prospect, Blacktown, then travelled along the Great Western Highway to Wentworthville, then onto the Cumberland Highway to Toongabbie, and Old Windsor Road.

Police will allege at least two vehicles were struck by the hatchback during this time, as well as a police vehicle hit at Redbank Road, Northmead.

The hatchback stopped on Briens Road, near the intersection of Kleins Road, Northmead, shortly before midday (Monday 1 January 2024), when the driver allegedly hit a further five vehicles.

A 30-year-old Victorian woman was arrested at the scene and has been taken to Merrylands Police Station.

A male officer is being checked at Westmead Hospital as a precaution after injuring his hand during the arrest. There have been no other injuries reported.

Police believe there may have been other vehicles damaged in the process; please contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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