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Kings Highway crash - woman charged

A woman has been charged with dangerous driving after a crash in the Southern Tablelands injured five people, three of whom are in a serious condition.

About 2.15pm yesterday (Tuesday 19 December 2017), a woman was driving her coupe south on the Kings Highway at Braidwood when she allegedly crossed to the incorrect side of the road and collided with a northbound SUV and sedan, with a hatchback also sustaining damage in the crash.

Emergency services were called to the scene with a man and a woman, both aged 68, from the SUV, and a 27-year-old woman, 19-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy from the sedan all taken to hospital. Two of the women, 68 and 19, and the teenage boy are in a serious condition.

The driver of the coupe, a 39-year-old woman from Batemans Bay, was not injured and was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

She was then taken to Queanbeyan Police Station where officers from the Crash Investigation Unit charged her with three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

She was refused bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court today (Wednesday 20 December 2017) and her licence was suspended.

Police will allege in court the woman was under the influence of ‘ice’ (methylamphetamine) at the time of the crash.

Inquiries are continuing. NSW Police Media

Photos courtesy of Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force

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