Man charged with dangerous driving after horror crash on NSW Central Coast

A MAN has been arrested and charged with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm following a horrifying crash on the NSW Central Coast.

Police said the 21-year-old man was the driver of a Ford Falcon sedan which slammed into a power pole at high speed on Ryans Road at Umina Beach shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday 9 October.

The force of the impact was so great, the vehicle burst into flames and several power lines came crashing down, cutting power to several residential blocks.


The driver, along with two other male occupants, were all treated by paramedics for various injuries at the scene.

The 21-year-old and a 29-year-old man were taken to Gosford Hospital, while a 17-year-old boy was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

Following inquiries by the Crash Investigation Unit, detectives yesterday arrested the 21-year-old man and charged with a number of serious offences, including:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm;
  • cause bodily harm by misconduct;
  • negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm; and
  • never licensed person drive on road.

The man was bail refused to appear before Gosford Local Court later today.