11 January 2024

Wagga man who allegedly failed to stop after two-vehicle crash granted bail

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Wagga Wagga Local Court

A 33-year-old man was charged after a crash in North Wagga Wagga left two people in hospital. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

A man has been granted conditional bail following a two-vehicle crash in Wagga last year that left two people in hospital.

Korey Johnson, 33, fronted Wagga Wagga Local Court on Thursday (10 January), charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH), failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing GBH, exceeding the speed limit and not exchanging personal details.

Magistrate Rebecca Hosking formally granted the 33-year-old bail on the conditions he must report to the police three times a week, not drive, not leave home other than for the purpose of medical, legal or court appointments and not commit any offences while on bail.

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Police said emergency services were called to Mill Street, North Wagga Wagga, following reports of a two-vehicle crash at about 1:15 pm on 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.

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The woman was later airlifted to St George Hospital in Sydney in a stable condition.

Following inquiries, police arrested Johnson in Anzac Avenue, Junee, at about 10 pm on 8 December.

Magistrate Hosking set his next court appearance for 13 March.

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