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Driver charged after boy seriously injured - Central Coast

Thursday, 05 January 2023 05:42:39 AM

A woman will appear in court today charged following a crash that left a boy in critical condition on the state’s Central Coast.

About 12.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 4 January 2023), emergency services were called to the intersection of Mort Street and George Evans Road, Killarney Vale, following reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a Toyota sedan and Lexus SUV.

The driver of the sedan – a 42-year-old woman – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries on scene, while the passenger, an eight-year-old boy, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District established a crime scene which was forensically examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

The driver of the SUV – a 51-year-old woman – was subjected to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result.

She was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.197.

The woman was charged with aggravated driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive under the influence, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – driver manner dangerous, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, drive with high range PCA, possess prohibited drug and cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of a motor vehicle.

She was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 5 January 2023).

Her licence was also suspended.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information or dashcam of the incident is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.