6 October 2020

Unlicensed teen allegedly flees crash, leaves passenger severely injured

| Kim Treasure
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A 17-year-old has been charged with eight offences in relation to the accident. Photo: File.

An unlicensed teenager has been charged after he allegedly fled the scene of a motorcycle crash, leaving his pillion passenger seriously injured near Braidwood.

The 17-year-old boy was riding a motorcycle when it crashed on Stewart Crossing Road, Marlowe, 19 km north of Braidwood, at about 5:00 pm on 4 October 2020.

His pillion passenger, a 31-year-old man, suffered serious head injuries.

The teenager, who was uninjured, allegedly fled the scene.

Emergency services arrived a short time later and NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the injured man before taking him to Canberra Hospital in a serious condition.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating.

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Following inquiries, officers arrested the 17-year-old boy at a home in Bungendore at about 9.35 pm the same day.

He was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with eight offences, including:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – driving in a manner dangerous
  • Fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm
  • Negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm)
  • Driver never licensed
  • Use of an unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on a road
  • Use of an uninsured motor vehicle
  • Carrying a passenger without a helmet, and
  • Not giving particulars to police.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at a children’s court on 2 November 2020.

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