11 December 2023

Man faces court over alleged failure to stop following two-vehicle crash

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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A 74-year-old woman was airlifted to St George Hospital in a stable condition following a two-vehicle crash in north Wagga Wagga on 7 December. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A 33-year-old man has been charged following a two-vehicle crash in Wagga Wagga last week.

Police said emergency services were called to Mill Street, north Wagga Wagga, following reports of a two-vehicle crash about 1:15 pm last Thursday (7 December).

Riverina Police District officers attended and found a silver Toyota Aurion and a blue Holden Commodore had collided.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a 74-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man before they were taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

The woman was later airlifted to St George Hospital in Sydney in a stable condition, while the man has been released from hospital.

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Following inquiries, police arrested a man in Anzac Avenue, Junee, at about 10 pm on Friday (8 December).

He was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he was charged with allegedly dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH), failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing GBH, exceeding speed and not exchanging personal details.

Police refused his bail, and he is set to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today (11 December).

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

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