Share driver runs over two of his own passengers

A man has been charged after allegedly running down a group of teenagers with his car at Noraville.
At about 3am on Sunday, November 3, a group of teens requested a local ride-share service.
Once inside the ride-share, the driver, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, began driving erratically, causing the passengers to be thrown around.
At about 3:20am, the driver dropped the teens off at Budgewoi Rd, Noraville.
He allegedly drove off, performed a U-turn, and drove straight towards the group, striking two of them.
Following the collision, the teens dragged the man from his van and assaulted him.
Police from Tuggerah Lakes Police District arrived shortly after and established a crime scene.
NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a 15-year-old male for pelvis, leg and back injuries.
He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
A 16-year-old female was also treated for significant head injuries.
She was taken to Wyong Hospital in a serious condition, before being transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital.
The driver sustained minor head injuries and was transferred to Wyong Hospital under police guard for further treatment, as well as mandatory blood and urine testing.
His vehicle has been seized for forensic examination.
After being released, he was taken to Wyong Police Station where he has now been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle (x2), negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, drive whilst suspended, and take and drive conveyance without consent of owner.
He was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Monday, November 4.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, or has dashcam footage, is urged to contact police.

Source:
Media release, Nov 3
NSW Police Media

Be the first to comment on "Share driver runs over two of his own passengers"

Leave a comment