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Driver who smashed into Sydney Muslim fashion shop denied bail

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

A 51-year-old man who allegedly drove his station wagon into a hijab store in Sydney's west will remain behind bars after being charged with a multiple offences.

The driver of a station wagon who crashed into a Sydney hijab shop, injuring 14 people, has been denied bail in a Sydney court after being charged with driving furiously in a motor vehicle causing bodily harm and a host a traffic infringements.

The 51-year-old man was taken to Liverpool Hospital on Thursday night after the crash 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 at a home on Wangee Road, Greenacre, about 1pm on Friday, police said in a statement.

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

He has been charged with driving furiously in a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, reckless driving, negligent driving, proceed through red traffic light, and failing to notify authorities of a change of residential address.

The man was also charged with driving recklessly and not giving his details to another driver in relation to an unrelated traffic incident at Lakemba on 14 January.

He was refused bail in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

The crash at Greenacre happened about 3.10pm on Thursday.

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 there was no indication the crash was terror-related.

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