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Rider charged after pillion passenger seriously injured - Walgett

Tuesday, 03 January 2023 07:18:53 AM

A man has been charged after a motorcycle crash at Walgett on Boxing Day left a woman with serious injuries.

About 12.20am (Monday 26 December 2022), emergency services were called to Duff Street, Walgett, following reports a motorcycle had crashed into a pedestrian bridge.

Officers from Central North Police District were advised that the male rider and female passenger – a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman – had presented to Walgett Hospital with serious injuries.

The woman was transferred to Tamworth Hospital for surgery and the man was taken to Dubbo Hospital for further treatment.

A crime scene was established with the Crash Investigation Unit investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 22-year-old man at a home in Fox Street, Walgett about 12.30pm yesterday (Monday 2 January 2023).

He was taken to Walgett Police Station, where he was charged with drive manner dangerous occasioning grievous bodily harm, unlicensed rider for class of vehicle, and rider without helmet ride with one passenger without helmet.

The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Walgett Local Court on Tuesday 21 February 2023.

Inquiries continue.