15 December 2023

Man charged following a truck and car crash

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen

A 46-year-old woman was taken to Shepparton Hospital in a serious condition following the crash. Photo: Supplied.

A 70-year-old truck driver will face court next year following a two-vehicle crash in Tocumwal.

Police said emergency services were called to the intersection of The Rock Road and Racecourse Road, Tocumwal, following reports of a two-vehicle crash at about 9 am on Wednesday (13 December).

On arrival, officers attached to Murray River Police District located a prime mover with a trailer attached and a silver Toyota sedan, both with damage due to a collision.

Police allege the front of the sedan collided with the rear of the prime mover at the time of the crash.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the 46-year-old female driver of the sedan before she was taken to Shepparton Hospital (Victoria) in a serious condition.

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The alleged driver of the prime mover was not injured and he was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a negative result.

Following further inquiries, the man was arrested at Corowa Police Station at about 10 am the next day (14 December).

The truck driver was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm), and not giving way to a vehicle (give way sign/line).

He was granted unconditional bail to appear at Finley Local Court on Wednesday, 24 January.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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