A man appeared in court yesterday after being extradited from Cairns, Queensland after three passengers were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Tuncester last year.
Shortly after 3.30am on Sunday 8 July 2017, the driver of a Ford Falcon with three passengers on board was allegedly travelling at high speed on Naughton’s Gap Road. The vehicle hit an embankment causing it to roll several times, landing on its roof.
The occupants, a 25-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman sustained life threatening injuries and were taken to Lismore Base Hospital.
Following the crash, the 34-year-old man allegedly fled the scene without rendering assistance to his passengers.
Officers from Richmond Police District were alerted and commenced investigations.
Following investigations, Queensland Police arrested the man on the outstanding warrant at Townsville on Thursday 14 June 2018.
Detectives from Casino on Tuesday 19 June 2018, travelled to Cairns and successfully applied for the man’s extradition.
He was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm x 3, failure to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm x 3, and negligent driving occasions grievous bodily harm.
The man was refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court today on Wednesday 20 June 2018 and was refused bail again to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 4 July 2018.