Police charge driver after single-vehicle crash west of Orange

A driver has been charged over a single-vehicle crash west of Orange overnight.

About 1am (Saturday 26 September 2020), a Hyundai Elantra was travelling east on Parkham Road, Manildra, when it left the roadway and hit a tree.

The driver, a 23-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Orange Base Hospital.

Her passenger, a 24-year-old man, was trapped for more than two hours. He was released and taken to Orange Base Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.

Officers from Central West Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly seized cannabis.

About 12.30pm today, the woman was released from hospital and attended Orange Police Station where she was arrested and charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and possess a prohibited drug.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Orange Local Court on Monday 2 November 2020.

Inquiries are continuing.

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