Disqualified driver seriously injures three females

A  disqualified driver who reversed his car into, and seriously injured, three females, in the top level of a Westfield Tuggerah parking lot, faced court on March 27.

Tuggerah Lakes Police will allege that at about 5:40 pm on March 26, a 51-year-old man parked his Mitsubishi on the top level of the shopping centre car park on Tonkiss St.

When the man returned to his vehicle, he allegedly reversed at speed, striking the pedestrians and trapping them between his car and their vehicle, a Holden Astra.

A 14-year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman and 41-year-old woman, all suffered injuries and were taken to Gosford Hospital.

The child suffered minor injuries, while the younger woman suffered numerous pelvic fractures.

Police will allege that after the collision, the man attempted to drive from the car park, striking a Mazda, and a Ford Focus.

The Ford then struck a Subaru and a Suzuki. Police from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended and established a crime scene.

The 51-year-old driver was subjected to a roadside breath test which he allegedly failed.

The man, who had suffered a minor head injury, was taken to Wyong Hospital for treatment.

Upon his release from hospital, he was taken to Wyong Police Station.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended and took over the investigation.

The man was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, cause bodily harm by misconduct, fail to stop and render assistance after a collision causing injury, driving while disqualified and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Source: Media release, Mar 27 NSW Police Media

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