Truck driver involved in fatal crash near Dubbo charged by police The scene of last month’s horrific accident near Dubbo that claimed two lives.
The prime mover involved in the seven-vehicle crash is towed away. Photo: TNV
The scene of the crash on the Newell Highway about 20 kilometres north of Dubbo Photo: Belinda Soole
TweetFacebookA 50-year-old truck driver will front court in Sydney on Saturday after being charged in relation to the fatal crash near Dubbo last month that claimed the lives of two people.
About 12.30pm on Tuesday 16 January 2018, emergency services were called to the Newell Highway north of Dubbo and found a seven-vehicle crash which involved two trucks, four sedans and a utility.
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Police will allege a south-bound semi-trailer hit the other vehicles from behind while they were stopped at roadworks.
A 19-year-old woman, identified as Hannah Ferguson, and her 21-year-old boyfriend Reagen Skinner,died at the scene.
An 18-year-old man in another car suffered burns and was taken to Concord Hospital for treatment.
In a third car were the driver, a 43-year-old woman who suffered a broken arm, and two passengers, a 52-year-old woman and 25-year-old man who suffered minor injuries. They were taken to Dubbo Base Hospital.
In a fourth car were the driver, a 26-year-old woman who suffered facial injuries and was taken to Dubbo Hospital, a 24-year-woman who was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital with a suspected spinal injury, a two-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man who were taken to Dubbo Base Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of a utility, a 39-year-old man, and the driver of a B-double, a 27-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Dubbo Base Hospital.
The driver of the semi-trailer, a 50-year-old man, suffered leg fractures and suspected internal injuries and was taken to Liverpool Hospital.
About 5pm on Friday, officers attended Liverpool Hospital and arrested a 50-year-old man when he was discharged from hospital.
He was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with several offences by investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit, including:
– Dangerous driving occasioning death (x2);
– Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (x3);
– Negligent driving occasioning death (x2); and
– Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (x3).
The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, and also had his driving privileges in NSW suspended.