Police lay charges after serious crash at Orange

An alleged drink-driver has been charged over a serious crash that left a woman in a critical condition in the state’s Central West last month.

Shortly after 12pm on Tuesday 19 May 2020, emergency services were called to a carpark at the rear of Orange Health Service on Forest Road, Orange, following reports a woman had been struck by a vehicle on a pedestrian footpath.

Officers from Central West Police District attended along with NSW Fire & Rescue and NSW Ambulance paramedics.

A 51-year-old woman was trapped under a Ford Territory for a short time, before being released by NSW Fire & Rescue and being flown to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the Ford, a 60-year-old man, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Orange Health Service for treatment and mandatory testing.

Following inquiries, the man was arrested at Orange Police Station about 11am yesterday (Tuesday 9 June 2020).

He was charged with aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, high range PCA and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm. His licence was suspended.

Police will allege the man returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.217.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear Orange Local Court on Monday 17 August 2020.

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