NSW: Drunk driver runs down mobility scooter, woman critically injured

A WOMAN is fighting for her life in hospital after her mobility scooter was struck by a drunk driver in Toronto overnight.

Just after 7pm, police say a 37-year-old Kilaben Bay man was driving a Holden Colorado utility south along Cary Street when he attempted to make a right turn at the intersection of James Street.

At the same time, a 23-year-old Edgeworth woman was riding a scooter north along Cary Street, when the two vehicles collided.


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Emergency services were called and the woman was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

The 37-year-old man was breath tested at the scene and allegedly returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station where he allegedly returned an official reading of 0.117.

During a search of the man, police allege they also found a small quantity of cannabis.

He’s since been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, mid-range PCA, and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Toronto Local Court on Wednesday 30 September 2015.

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