Police charge man over crash at Henty

A man has been charged following a serious crash in the state’s south at the weekend.

About 10.40pm (Saturday 23 January 2021), officers from Murray River Police District were called to Olympic Highway, Henty, near Railway Parade, following reports a Nissan Tiida had hit a tree.

A 27-year-old male driver managed to free himself from the wreckage. The two passengers, a 22-year-old man in the front and 21-year-old man in the rear were trapped in the car for a short time before being assisted by members of the public.

Emergency services arrived and the three men were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The 22-year-old man was taken to Albury Hospital before being airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition, where he remains in an unstable critical condition.

The other men were taken to Wagga Wagga Hospital. The second passenger was released after being treated for minor injuries.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

About 2.40pm yesterday (26 January 2021), officers attended Wagga Wagga Hospital, where the driver was charged dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, drive recklessly, and use light vehicle not comply with tyre standard.

He was refused bail before a bedside court appearance today (Wednesday 27 January 2021)

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