Mother charged over crash with train which critically injured daughters

A woman has been charged over a crash involving her car and a train on the Mid North Coast earlier this year.

On Thursday 21 April, emergency services were called to Henrys Lane, Moorland, 25km north of Taree following reports a car had been hit by a freight train.

The 30-year-old woman and her three daughters were all injured in the crash, two of the young girls critically.


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All were airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where the most critically injured girls, aged 2 and 7, are still receiving on-going treatment.

Following ongoing investigations, police have since charged the mother with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and one count of negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm.

Her driver’s licence has also been suspended.

She is due to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 4 August.