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.


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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.

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