A P1 driver has been charged with multiple traffic offences after a crash on the state’s Central Coast overnight left a 17-year-old passenger in a critical condition.
Police allege the car was being driven by a 17-year-old boy – with three male passengers also aged 17 on board – when it left Patonga Drive at Pearl Beach and hit a tree about 12.10am on Friday 2 October 2020.
A rear-seat passenger was treated at the scene for serious head injuries before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
A second rear-seat passenger was taken to Gosford Hospital for soft tissue injuries, while the third passenger was not injured.
Officers from Brisbane Water Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit have commenced an investigation into the crash.
Following inquiries, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit arrested the driver and took him to Gosford Police Station where he has been charged with eight offences;
- Aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm whilst driving at more than 45km/k over the speed limit
- Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous
- Cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of a motor vehicle
- Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm
- Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
- P1 driver aged less than 25 drive at night with more than one passenger
- Drive with low-range PCA
- Not give particulars to police
The driver was refused bail is due to appear at a children’s court today on Friday 2 October 2020.
His licence was also suspended.