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Man charged after two seriously injured in crash - West Gosford

Sunday, 11 December 2022 12:53:07 PM

A man has been charged after two people were injured in a crash at West Gosford yesterday.

About 11.10am yesterday (Saturday 10 December 2022), emergency services were called to the Central Coast Highway, at the Hely Street intersection, after reports of a two-vehicle crash.

On arrival, officers attached to Brisbane Waters Police District found a black VW station wagon and a gold Nissan X-Trail had collided.

An 85-year-old man driving the SUV suffered serious injuries after his vehicle rolled following the impact, coming to a rest against a bus shelter.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. He has since undergone surgery.

A 28-year-old woman travelling in the front-passenger seat of the VW station wagon was also airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.

The driver of the VW station-wagon – a 24-year-old man – was breath tested which allegedly returned a negative result, before being admitted to Gosford Hospital for observation.

Officers established a crime scene with assistance from specialist police attached to the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) which was forensically examined.

A short time later, a 19-year-old man – who was allegedly driving a VW Golf GTI on the Central Coast Highway at the time of the crash – was arrested at Gosford Police Station.

He has been charged with dangerous driving occasion grievous bodily harm, promoting a race between vehicles, speeding in a danger manner, and negligent driving.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday 3 February 2023.