Unlicensed rider charged after allegedly fleeing crash, pillion passenger left injured near Braidwoo
An unlicensed teenager has been charged after he allegedly fled the scene of a motorcycle crash, leaving his pillion passenger seriously injured in the state’s south yesterday.
The 17-year-old boy was riding a motorcycle when it crashed on Stewart Crossing Road, Marlowe, 19km north of Braidwood, about 5pm (Sunday 4 October 2020).
His pillion passenger, a 31-year-old man, suffered serious head injuries.
The teenager, who was uninjured, allegedly fled the scene.
Emergency services arrived a short time later and NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the injured man before taking him to Canberra Hospital in a serious condition.
Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation.
Following inquiries, officers arrested the 17-year-old boy at a home in Bungendore about 9.35pm the same day (Sunday 4 October 2020).
He was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with eight offences, including:
Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous
Fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm
Negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm)
Driver never licensed
Use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road
Use uninsured motor vehicle
Rider with helmet ride with 1 passenger without helmet
Not give particulars to police
He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at a children’s court on Monday 2 November 2020.