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Man charged with Marulan crash

goulburn local court january 14 2022

A man has been extradited from the ACT and charged with a crash which took place at Marulan.

Back in October 2019, emergency services were called to a two car crash on the Hume Highway.

A Hyundai i30 travelling south , with three people on board, was allegedly hit from behind by a Toyota Corolla.

Both vehicles then crashed into trees on the median strip.

A woman travelling in the front-passenger seat of the Corolla – then aged 27 – suffered multiple fractures and was airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

The male driver, then aged 38, was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

The driver of the Hyundai, a man then aged 24, suffered leg and foot injuries and was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital.

His two passengers, then aged 23 and 24, escaped with minor injuries.

All five were from the ACT.

On Wednesday, a ACT Policing arrested a man on behalf of the Crash Investigation Unit.

The 40 year old has been charged with 12 alleged offences:

* Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous (two counts)
* Dangerous driving occ GBH- drive under the influence (two counts)
* Cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of a motor vehicle (two counts)
* Negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm)
* Negligent driving
* Drive behind other vehicle too closely to stop
* Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended
* Drive vehicle, illicit drug present in blood, and
* Fail to appear in accordance with bail.

He was refused bail to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday January 19 2022.

Image: Peter Miller/Flickr


Tags: crash, canberra, Marulan, Goulburn Court