Police lay charges after two vehicle crash near Moree

A woman has been charged following a two-vehicle crash in the state’s north earlier this year.

Just after 8am on Monday 6 March 2023, officers attached to New England Police District attended the Newell Highway, about 60km north of Moree, following reports a Ford Territory and a Toyota Landcruiser had collided at a road works zone.

The front passenger in the Ford – a 28-year-old woman – was freed by emergency services after being trapped.

She was airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital with serious facial and leg injuries.

The driver, a 68-year-old woman and four passengers – aged between two and five – were treated for minor injuries and taken to Moree District Hospital for observation.

The Toyota driver – a 77-year-old women – was taken to Goondiwindi Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

A crime scene was established with specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commencing an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The 68-year-old woman attended Coonabarabran Police Station yesterday (Thursday 25 May 2023), where she was charged with:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm drive manner dangerous,
  • Negligent driving,
  • Drive with >7 yrs
  • Drive with >4 yrs

The woman was given a future court attendance notice to appear at Moree Local Court on Monday 10 July 2023.

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