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Driver who rolled 4WD on Pacific Highway charged

An 18-year-old German tourist who was driving a car that rolled on the Pacific Highway last weekend, leaving one passenger hospitalised with serious injuries, has been charged by police.

About 5.25pm last Saturday (February 20), the Holden Jackaroo was travelling south at Chinderah, when it left the road and rolled multiple times.

The 18-year-old female driver and a 21-year-old male passenger were trapped in the car, while an 18-year-old female passenger was able to get out.

Emergency services freed the trapped passengers and the man was airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.

The 21-year-old man, a German national, remains in hospital serious with head, chest, and leg injuries.

The two women were taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment and have since been released.

Police from Ballina Crash Investigation Unit attended the location and commenced an investigation.

The 18-year-old female driver, also a German national, was arrested at Tweed Heads police station on Friday (February 26).

She was charged with negligent driving occasioning actual bodily harm.

She has been granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 14 March 2016.

 


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