CENTRAL WEST, NSW, Australia – In a sad sequel to a double-fatality car crash in the state’s Central West two weeks ago, in which a 14-year old boy and a 25-year old man was killed, two teenagers remain in hospital in serious condition, and now the driver of the car involved in the crash is facing negligent and dangerous driving charges.
The driver, a 37-year old woman was airlifted to Westmead Hospital with arm fractures.
On Saturday she appeared in Parramatta Bail Court after being detained overnight following her arrest at Westmead Hospital at 3:00pm on Friday afternoon. To add to the woman’s woes, on searching her belongings police discovered a quantity of cannabis.
The crash, which occurred around 3:20pm on Saturday 11 July 2020 took place on the Castlereagh Highway in Merrygoen, east of Mendooran, 75 kilometres from Dubbo, after a Mitsubishi 380 left the road and crashed into trees.
The 14-year-old boy and the 25-year-old man both died at the scene.
Another passenger, a 13-year-old boy, suffered serious leg fractures and was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
A 17-year-old girl, also a passenger, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with a head injury and fractured leg.
Both teenagers remain in hospital in serious but stable conditions.