A MAN is fighting to stay alive in hospital after being flung from the back of a ute in Central West NSW.
The 24-year-old man was thrown from the ute’s tray on Dollys Creek Road at Elaine around 6.20pm on Saturday.
The man, from Laverton, suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
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The driver of the ute, a 29-year-old man from Mount Egerton, has since been charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury.
He was bailed to appear in Ballarat Magistrates Court on 23 November.