1 August 2023

Truck driver facing more charges after elderly man dies from crash injuries

| Claire Sams
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An elderly man has died in hospital after a car crash in July, resulting in a 50-year-old man facing further charges. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

An elderly man has died in hospital after a two-vehicle crash that occurred in July.

In a statement, NSW Police said crash investigators were notified on Monday (31 July) that a 74-year-old man died in hospital, with a 50-year-old man to face two additional charges.

Emergency services were called to the Hume Highway at Gunning shortly after 4:30 pm on 19 July following reports of a crash.

On arrival, officers from the Hume Police District found that a semi-trailer and a Toyota had collided, according to NSW Police.

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The Toyota driver, a 74-year-old man, was freed by emergency services and airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition.

The truck driver, a 50-year-old man, was not injured.

He was charged with driving offences and remains before the courts.

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Following the elderly man’s death, two additional charges have been laid against the truck driver, including dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He is due to appear at Goulburn Local Court on 30 August.

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