Woman charged over horror Hume Highway crash that killed mother and son

A woman has been charged over a horror head-on crash which claimed the life of a mother and her 7-year-old son and left a little girl fighting for life.

The accident happened just before 8.00am on Tuesday 7 March, when two vehicles collided on the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest.

A 49-year-old woman driving a Mazda 4WD died at the scene, while her twin children, a 7-year-old boy and girl, had to be cut free from the wreckage of the vehicle.


The boy died on arrival at Liverpool Hospital while the girl was treated for serious injuries including a broken pelvis at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

The 49-year-old woman who was driving the other car was trapped for some time before she was released and taken to Liverpool Hospital.

After months of investigations, the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit have charged the woman with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and negligent driving occasioning death.

She is due to face Picton Local Court on September 5.