17 January 2023

Driver charged over fatal multi-vehicle collision near Narooma

| Claire Fenwicke
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A woman was killed, and several people injured, in a multi-vehicle crash on the Princes Highway near Narooma at the end of 2022. Photo: File.

The driver of a car involved in a fatal three-vehicle crash south of Narooma almost a month ago has been charged.

A 39-year-old woman was killed after her southbound silver Toyota Camry and a northbound white Audi Q3 collided on the Princes Highway at Corunna on Friday, 30 December 2022.

Her passengers – two brothers aged 18 and 15 – were flown to Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital respectively.

The 18 -year-old was in a serious condition but has since been released from hospital.

The 15-year-old was in a critical condition – his current health is unknown.

The occupants of the Audi Q3 – the 40-year-old male driver and a 31-year-old female passenger – were both flown to St George Hospital via Moruya Hospital.

The woman was in a stable condition, while the man was serious but stable.

The collision also caused a white Volkswagen station wagon to crash. Its five occupants weren’t injured, however its driver – a 34-year-old woman – was taken to Moruya Hospital for observation.

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Following an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash, police officers went to St George Hospital on Monday (16 January) and issued a Court Attendance Notice to the 40-year-old driver of the Audi Q3.

He’s been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death) and negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm).

His licence has also been suspended.

The man is due to appear before Narooma Local Court on Thursday, 11 May.

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