Police officer charged over crash that left woman in coma

A NSW police officer has been charged over an on-duty crash which critically injured a woman in southern Sydney earlier this month.

The 40-year-old senior constable, who is attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, was issued a Future Court Attendance notice for dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm on Thursday.

The officer was allegedly behind the wheel of a police car which collided with another vehicle while pursuing a driver on their phone in Cronulla on 5 September.


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A 68-year-old woman suffered critical injuries in the crash and was placed in a coma. Her current condition is unknown.

The woman’s grandson, aged three, was also in the car but luckily managed to escape uninjured.

The officer is due to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 12 November.

His duty status is also under review, NSW Police confirmed.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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