13 March 2024

Man charged over fatal Thirroul crash

| Zoe Cartwright
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NSW Police have charged a 39-year-old man over a fatal crash in Thirroul. Photo: Julia Gomina.

A 39-year-old man has been charged after a horror crash in Thirroul that left one man dead last month.

Two people remain in hospital with serious injuries following the collision between a truck and a car at the intersection of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Bulli Pass.

NSW Police announced on Wednesday (March 13) that a truck driver has been charged in relation to the crash.

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“At about 1:50 pm on Friday, 16 February 2024, emergency services were called to Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, following reports a Hino truck and a BMW SUV had been involved in a collision,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

“Two male passengers in the truck were ejected.

“A 43-year-old man died at the scene while a 40-year-old man was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to Liverpool Hospital, where he remains after undergoing surgery.

“The truck driver, a 39-year-old man, was also treated and airlifted to Westmead Hospital, where he underwent surgery before being released.

“The BMW driver, a 40-year-old woman, was freed by Fire and Rescue and airlifted to St George Hospital where she remains.

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“Officers attached to Wollongong Police District established a crime scene which was forensically examined by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.

“Following mechanical examination of the truck, crash investigators attended a Colyton home on Tuesday (12 March) and arrested the 39-year-old man.”

The man was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, 4 June 2024.

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