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Driver that crashed into Sydney Muslim fashion shop re-arrested

A car is removed from Hijab House after it crashed through the front window Source: AAP

A 51-year-old man has been re-arrested by police after his car crashed into a Sydney hijab shop, injuring 14 people.

The driver of a station wagon that crashed into a Sydney hijab shop, injuring 14 people, has been re-arrested by police and is expected to be charged.

The 51-year-old man was taken to Liverpool Hospital on Thursday night after the incident and underwent mandatory testing before being taken to Bankstown Police Station.

He was interviewed by officers from the crash investigation unit and later released.

But following further inquiries "the man was re-arrested by investigators at a home on Wangee Road, Greenacre, about 1pm" on Friday, a police spokesperson said in a statement.

He is expected to be charged.

Police are seen after a car crashed into Hijab House in Greenacre, Thursday, May 21, 2020
Police are seen after a car crashed into Hijab House in Greenacre, Thursday, May 21, 2020
AAP

Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys earlier on Friday said detectives were pursuing multiple lines of inquiry in relation to the incident.

"Crash investigation are going to play a prominent role, not just yesterday, but over the coming days to find out exactly what happened," he told reporters in Sydney.

"We're asking anyone with dashcam video or information to come forward."

Security footage showed the 51-year-old's station wagon rear-end another car at traffic lights in Greenacre before racing through a busy intersection into Hijab House.

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The incident happened about 3.10pm on Thursday, days from the end of Ramadan.

At least two people inside the shop suffered broken bones.

Police said 14 people, including a 13-year-old girl, were treated at the scene.

They were taken to different hospitals with a range of injuries, none of them life-threatening.

Most of the injured were women aged between 18 and 36.

Police on Thursday said the man was known for traffic matters and there was no indication the crash was terror-related.

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