Charges laid following an investigation into a truck crash – Bathurst

A man will face court following an investigation into a single-vehicle crash in the state’s central tablelands last year.

Shortly after 11am on Saturday 30 September 2023, emergency services were called to White Rock Road, White Rock – about 10km south of Bathurst – after reports a NSW Rural Fire Service truck had rolled onto its roof.

On arrival, officers found two crew members trapped by confinement, while four other occupants were able to free themselves from the truck.

A man and a woman were freed by Police Rescue officers, NSW SES volunteers, Fire and Rescue NSW crews, and local police from Chifley Police District.

They were airlifted to hospital for treatment of serious spinal and leg injuries.

The other four crew members – two men and two women – were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken by road to both Orange and Bathurst Hospitals for further treatment.

Police established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, about 12.15pm on Saturday (16 March 2024), police attended a home in Bathurst and issued a 32-year-old man a future court attendance notice.

The man was charged with three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm).

He will appear at Bathurst Local Court on Wednesday 1 May 2024.

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