A 70-year-old male driver will face court in March charged over a fatal motorcycle crash in Dubbo on New year’s Eve 2019.
NSW Police say the driver’s ute collided with a motorcycle about 9pm on the Mitchell Highway in Maryvale, just north of Wellington.
A male rider aged 26 died at the scene.
NSW Police say that due to the circumstances of the crash, he has still not been formally identified.
The utility caught fire and was extinguished by NSW Rural Fire Service.
The driver and his female passenger suffered injuries and were airlifted to Orange Base Hospital.
Orana Mid-Western Police District officers and the Crash Investigation Unit began investigating the crash.
Police say that, “following inquiries”, a 70-year-old man attended Orange Police Station yesterday (26 January 2020) and was arrested.
Daniel Toohey was charged with:
- Dangerous driving occasioning death;
- Negligent driving occasioning death; and
- Cause bodily harm through misconduct.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Wellington Local Court on 19 March 2020.
Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends. We will follow this matter through the courts.
Meanwhile, NSW Police advise that no charges have yet been laid over the fatality involving a Kia Rio and six motorcycles in Kyogle on 20 October 2019.
The killed rider and five injured riders and pillions were members of the Sons Of The Southern Cross motorcycle club.
Mobility scooter rider dies
An 80-year-old man has died in hospital today (27 January 2020) after his mobility scooter collided with a utility in Sydney’s last Wednesday.
Police say the scooter drove out of a driveway on Milton Street, Granville, on to the road where it was hit by a VW Amarok.
The rider was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.
The 39-year-old male driver of the utility was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative result.
We trust this will not be recorded in the statistics as a fatal motorcycle or moped crash.
Our sincere condolences to the scooter rider’s family and friends.