A 20-year-old man has been charged following investigations into a serious motor vehicle crash in Lismore last year in which two people died.
The accident happened on Tuesday 27 September last year around 9pm when a red Nissan 300ZX with five occupants travelling on Mount Lindesay Road, Woodenbong, about 100km northwest of Lismore, left the roadway and crashed into an embankment.
The 20-year-old driver, and two of the passengers – a 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy – were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital.
The 20-year-old man was later transferred to the Gold Coast Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
The two other passengers, a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man were airlifted to hospitals in Brisbane but they died on Friday 30 September.
Following extended inquiries by the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit, officers yesterday charged the man numerous offences including: dangerous driving occasioning death, using an unregistered vehicle on road; and not complying with P1/P2 driver restrictions by allowing passengers (over 16) not to wear their seatbelts.
He was also issued with a notice of licence suspension and is due to appear before Kyogle Local Court on Thursday 16 February.