Teen driver charged over crash - Monaro PD

Monday, 13 March 2023 02:31:15 PM

A teenager has been charged over a crash in the state’s Monaro region last year, that resulted in a second teen suffering critical leg injuries.

About 11.15pm on Saturday 26 November 2023, emergency services were called to Middle Flat Road, Cooma, and found five teenagers had been travelling in a Toyota Hilux which left the road and rolled.

A 17-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Canberra Hospital suffering critical leg injuries.

The remaining passengers – a 15-year-old girl and two boys also aged 17 – escaped serious injury.

The male driver – also aged 17 – suffered a broken collar bone.

Those four were taken to Cooma Hospital for treatment.

Officers attached to Monaro Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, the driver was arrested last Saturday (11 March 2023), and has been charged with four offences,

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous,
  • Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm,
  • Not comply with P1 passenger restrictions, and,
  • Drive with three unrestrained passengers.

He is due to appear before the children’s court on Wednesday 21 June 2023.

His licence was also suspended.