Police lay charges after mum, baby die in crash at Dunedoo

A man has been charged over a crash in the state’s Central West last month in which a mother and baby died.

Emergency services were called to the Golden Highway at Dunedoo about 5pm on Wednesday 18 March 2020, after a white Holden Caprice sedan and a blue Hyundai i30 hatchback collided head-on.

A 26-year-old woman, driving the hatchback, and her 11-month-old son, who was in the back seat, died at the scene.

Three other passengers, two men aged 25 and 29, and a girl, aged two, were injured.

The 29-year-old man suffered suspected internal injuries while the driver of the sedan, a 40-year-old man, suffered a suspect fractured ankle. They were air-lifted to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

The girl was air-lifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical but stable condition with suspected spinal fractures.

The younger man was initially taken to Dubbo Hospital and later flown the Royal North Shore Hospital with suspected spinal fractures.

Following extensive inquiries by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit, a 40-year-old man was yesterday (Friday 3 April 2020), served a Future Court Attendance Notice (FCAN) for the offences of:

• Dangerous driving occasioning death (two counts)

• Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (two counts)

• Negligent driving occasioning death, and,

• Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

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