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Man in Sydney Harbour Bridge crash identified

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Three people were injured in Monday's multicar crash.
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A distinctive tattoo has helped police identify the driver of a stolen four-wheel-drive involved in a fiery crash on the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a 19-year-old man from Queensland.

The crash during Monday morning’s peak hour injured three people, including the teenager, who remains in Royal North Shore Hospital under police guard with serious non-life threatening head injuries.

Police say the Toyota Kluger he was driving was stolen just before 7am from the Sydney CBD before it crashed head-on – only minutes later – into a van, flipping and bursting into flames.

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Police say they were able to identify the driver after releasing this image of his tattooed arm. Photo: NSW Police

The impact caused the van to bounce, crashing into a third car.

The three drivers were hospitalised and the ensuing carnage closed the bridge for about three hours, causing traffic chaos.

Investigators were able to identify the Kluger driver following a public appeal for information on Tuesday, which included releasing a photo of a distinctive tattoo on the man’s hand.

Police thanked the public and media for their help in identifying the man.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash continue.