Truck driver charged after fatal crash at Mt Tomah saw 76-year-old car driver die at the scene
A tipper truck driver has been charged following an investigation into the fatal crash on Bells Line of Road back on November which saw an elderly car driver die following a collision with a truck.
The 61-year old truckie has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, plus several other driving-related charges.
At 10.30am on Monday November 1, emergency services were called to Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, about 15km west of Bilpin, following reports of a crash.
Police were told a Mack tipper truck and a Subaru Outback car had collided, trapping both drivers and their passengers.
Police Rescue, with assistance from Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW State Emergency Service (SES), and NSW Ambulance, worked to free the occupants.
The driver of the Subaru – a 76-year-old man – died at the scene.
The passenger of the Subaru – a 75-year-old woman – along with the driver of the truck – a 60-year-old man – were airlifted to hospital in a serious condition. They have since been released.
The scene back on November 1 on Bells Line of Road at Mt Tomah
A passenger in the truck – a 48-year-old woman – suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital by road ambulance for treatment.
Officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) established a crime scene and began an investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, a Future Court Attendance Notice (FCAN) was issued to a Cambridge Park man – now aged 61 – yesterday - Thursday.
He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasions grievous bodily harm, negligent driving (occasioning death), and negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm).
The man is due to appear at Katoomba Local Court on Monday February 7.
His driver’s licence has been suspended.
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