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Teenager charged after crash near Ballina

Monday, 26 June 2017 02:59:47 PM

Police have charged a teen after a single vehicle crash in the state’s Northern Rivers region earlier this year.

Just before 3.30pm on Wednesday 8 February 2017, emergency services were called to Wardell Road, Alstonville, following reports a Mazda 6 had rolled.

Police found the vehicle in a nearby paddock, about 18km west of Ballina.

A 15-year-old boy was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Lismore Base Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, a 17-year-old boy, and three other passengers, all aged 16, were also treated at the scene and taken to Lismore Base Hospital for minor injuries.

Officers attached to Richmond Local Area Command, with assistance from Crash Investigation Unit, commenced an investigation.

On Saturday 24 June 2017, a 17-year-old youth attended Ballina Police Station.

The teen was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, drive furiously in motor vehicle cause bodily harm, exceed speed > 20km, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was given a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear at a Children’s Court on Monday 21 August 2017.