12 December 2023

Wagga man who allegedly failed to stop after two-vehicle crash has bail bid refused

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

A Wagga man has had his bail application formally refused by a court following a two-vehicle crash in Wagga Wagga last week.

Korey Johnson, 33, fronted Wagga Wagga Local Court on Monday (11 December), charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH), failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing GBH, exceeding speed and not exchanging personal details.

Magistrate Rebecca Hosking formally refused Johnson’s bail and set his next court appearance for 10 January, 2024.

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 Thursday (7 December).

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

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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.

Following inquiries, police arrested Johnson in Anzac Avenue, Junee, about 10 pm the next day (8 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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