Man charged over crash near Tom Uglys Bridge in which teenage girl was seriously injured

Charges over Blakehurst crash in which teenage girl was seriously injured

A man has been charged over a crash at Blakehurst early this month in which a teenage girl was seriously injured.

The accident occurred on Princes Highway, near Tom Uglys Bridge, just after 11.10pm on Saturday September 5.

A police statement said a man, 24, was driving a Mercedes A45 AMG when he allegedly veered onto the wrong side of the road, colliding with a Toyota Corolla.

This allegedly caused two other vehicles, a Mitsubishi SUV and a Land Rover SUV, to be hit.

The Toyota driver, a girl, 17, was trapped in the vehicle before being released.

She suffered leg and internal injuries and was taken to St George Hospital, where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

The 24-year-old man, his passenger, and the drivers of both SUVs were uninjured.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit investigated with assistance from St George Police Area Command.

The statement said, following extensive inquiries, officers arrested the 24-year-old at Campsie Police Station yesterday (Tuesday).

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm - drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm). His licence was also suspended.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear in Burwood Local Court on Tuesday October 20.

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