Police charge driver over fatal crash – Elanora Heights

A P-plate driver has been charged after a teenager died in a single-vehicle crash in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

About 11.10pm on Saturday 18 July 2020, emergency services were called to Caladenia Close at Elanora Heights after a Holden Commodore hit a sandstone boundary fence.

A 17-year-old boy, who was in the rear passenger seat, was found suffering critical head injuries.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics rendered assistance to the teen; however, he died at the scene.

The driver, also aged 17-year-old, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for mandatory testing.

The four surviving passengers – three 16-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl – were also taken to hospital to be checked as precaution.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command established a crime scene which was forensically examined by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

About 12pm today (Tuesday 28 July 2020), the driver was arrested at Manly Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, not comply licence condition – drive with more than one passenger under 18 years of age after 11pm, drive with four unrestrained passengers, sustained loss of traction, and drive in a speed/manner dangerous.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at a children’s court on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

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