TWO men have been charged over a serious crash which claimed the life of an 11-month-old boy in Sydney earlier this year.
The fatal crash happened at the intersection of Clingan and Compton Avenues in Lurnea on Monday, 25 February.
Police say a BMW and a Mercedes collided, causing the front driver’s airbag in the BMW to deploy.
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‘It is alleged that the driver of the BMW had the 11-month-year old on his lap whilst driving,’ NSW police said in a statement.
The infant was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with critical injuries, however he passed away the following day.
The driver of the BMW, a 31-year-old man, and the driver of the Mercedes, a 32-year-old man, both escaped injury and were taken to Liverpool Hospital where they underwent mandatory testing.
Following ongoing investigations into the smash, officers have now charged both men with a number of offences.
The 31-year-old man was charged with manslaughter by criminal negligence, dangerous driving occasioning death-drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death), drive with a child not restrained as prescribed, drive motor vehicle with person or animal in lap and not comply P2 licence condition not display P plates.
Police say he was refused bail on unrelated matters and issued a future court attendance to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 6 November.
The 32-year-old was charged with drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous and negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm).
He is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 16 October.