• Tony Bosworth

Crash investigators charge teen driver over fatal Londonderry crash

A 17-year-old P-plate driver will be appearing at children’s court after being charged with dangerous driving following the death of a motorcyclist at a road junction in Londonderry last year.

The crash happened about 5.45am on Thursday October 22 when a ute and a motorcycle collided at the intersection of Londonderry and Whitegates roads.

The 52-year-old rider was thrown from the motorbike and suffered critical head injuries. He died at the scene.

The ute driver, a 17-year-old boy, was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative result.

He was arrested and taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, the teen was served a Court Attendance Notice at St Marys Police Station just after 5pm yesterday – Friday - for the offences of dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, and drive motor vehicle with illicit drug present in blood.

He is due to appear in a children’s court on Wednesday April 14.

His driver’s licence has been suspended.

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