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Fatal crash driver charged with drug driving

A man will appear in Lismore Court next year to face charges related to a fatal crash at Broadwater. Photo supplied

A man will appear in Lismore Court next year to face charges related to a fatal crash at Broadwater. Photo supplied

A man has been charged with drug driving following a fatal crash at Broadwater earlier this year.

At the time, police allege the driver was under the influence of methylamphetamine and cannabis-type substances.

Police and emergency services were called to a section of the Pacific Highway in Broadwater around 9.30am on Tuesday, 7 July, after a southbound white Isuzu D-Max and a northbound white Toyota Kluger collided head-on.

Of the five people travelling in the Toyota, a woman, aged in her late 60s, was found dead in the rear of the vehicle.

A 46-year-old man and two children – a seven-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl – were released from the car suffering minor injuries, while a 41-year-old woman, who had been driving the car, was air-lifted to hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.

Both were released by emergency services and taken to hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.

The 31-year-old man driving the Isuzu was also taken to hospital with fractures to both feet.

Police conducted an investigation into the incident and have now issued the 31-year-old Isuzu driver, from Bellbird in Queensland, with a future court attendance notice for numerous offences.

The charges include:

– Dangerous driving occasioning death while under the influence of drugs;

– Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm while under the influence of drugs;

– Drive manner dangerous occasioning death;

– Negligent driving occasioning death; and,

– A number of other driving charges.

The man is due to appear before Lismore Local Court on 11 April, 2016.

In court, police will allege the man was under the influence of methylamphetamine and cannabis-type substances at the time of the crash.


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One response to “Fatal crash driver charged with drug driving”

  1. max igan says:

    What is “a cannabis like substance”? either it was cannabis or it wasnt …and if it wasnt, then why even mention cannabis? … if not as an attempt to use something unrelated as a propaganda tool to vilify a non dangerous, highly medicinal plant?

    Disgraceful and very transparent reporting.

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