Driver charged after serious crash - Thurgoona

Monday, 22 May 2023 12:11:16 PM

A man has been charged after a serious collision in the state’s south over the weekend.

About 6pm on Saturday (20 May 2023), emergency services responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash between a sedan and a utility along the Riverina Highway, Thurgoona.

The four occupants of the sedan were freed from the vehicle by the Volunteer Rescue Association.

The driver of the sedan - a 44-year-old man - was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before he was taken to Albury Base Hospital in a stable condition.

A 19-year-old woman was taken to Albury Base hospital with minor injuries.

A 20-year-old woman was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, in a critical condition.

A third passenger - 16-year-old girl - was taken to Albury Base Hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the utility - a 45-year-old man - was taken to Albury Base Hospital with minor injuries.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District established a crime scene which was later examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, the 45-year-old man was arrested at Albury Police Station and charged with eight offences including:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous (x3)
  • Cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle
  • Negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm) (x3)
  • Not keep left of dividing line-not class B/C vehicle

He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Albury Local Court on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

The man’s drivers’ licence has been suspended.

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.