7 February 2023

Teenage boy charged over Nerriga head-on collision which left woman seriously injured

| Claire Fenwicke
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NSW Police highway patrol vehicle. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A teenage boy has been charged with multiple driving offences following an investigation into a serious crash in the Monaro area last month.

Emergency services were called to Nerriga Road, Nerriga, at about 5:10 pm on 18 January after reports a southbound silver Mazda CX5 SUV and a northbound blue Mitsubishi Triton collided head-on in the southbound lane.

The SUV’s driver – a 57-year-old woman – and her 53-year-old male passenger were trapped before being freed by NSW Fire and Rescue crews.

Both were taken to Canberra Hospital with abdominal and chest injuries, while the woman also needed surgery for pelvic, spinal and upper body injuries.

The 17-year-old male driver of the ute, and his 17-year-old female passenger, were taken to Braidwood Hospital before being transferred to Canberra Hospital with fractured limbs.

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Following police inquiries, the teenage boy attended Queanbeyan Police Station on Friday (3 February), where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and two counts of causing bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle.

His driver’s licence was suspended, and he’s scheduled to front children’s court on Monday, 20 March.

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