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Driver in double-fatality road crash in Central West to face charges

Apr 6, 2020

CENTRAL WEST, NSW, Australia – An horrific road crash in the Central West a little over a fortnight ago which left two people dead and several injured, including two with spinal injuries, has resulted in charges being laid against the driver of one of the two cars involved.

Emergency services were called to the Golden Highway at Dunedoo, midway between Mudgee and Dubbo, around 5:00pm on Wednesday 18 March 2020, after a white Holden Caprice sedan and a blue Hyundai i30 hatchback collided head-on.

A 26-year-old woman, driving the hatchback, and her 11-month-old son, who was in the back seat, died at the scene.

Three other passengers, two men aged 25 and 29, and a girl, aged two, were injured.

The 29-year-old man suffered suspected internal injuries while the driver of the sedan, a 40-year-old man, suffered a suspected fractured ankle. They were air-lifted to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

The girl was air-lifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical but stable condition with suspected spinal fractures.

The younger man was initially taken to Dubbo Hospital but was later flown the Royal North Shore Hospital with suspected spinal fractures.

Following extensive inquiries by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit, a 40-year-old man on Friday served a Future Court Attendance Notice (FCAN) for the offences of dangerous driving occasioning death (two counts), dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (two counts, negligent driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The man is due to appear in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

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