The driver of a truck involved in a serious collision at Mona Vale Road has been charged.

Shortly after 3.30pm yesterday afternoon (Monday, 09 October), emergency services were called to Mona Vale Road, Ingleside, following reports of a multi-vehicle crash.

Arriving on scene, they found that a URM (United Resource Management) garbage truck had crashed into a Peugeot hatchback before colliding with a Mazda hatchback.

The collision seriously injured two people, a 71-year-old male driver in the Peugeot and a 55-year-old female passenger in the Mazda. The man had to be cut free of the wreck of his car. Both were taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition by NSW Ambulance with the man accompanied by a CareFlight medical team.

Two other occupants of the vehicles were also injured, a 67-year-old female passenger of the Peugeot, and the 17-year-old Learner Driver of the Mazda, understood to be the 55-year-old woman’s son. They were both taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition by NSW Ambulance.

Four injured at black spot

The 42-year-old male driver of the garbage truck was not hurt in the collision, declining to be assessed by paramedics. A NSW Police spokesperson said the man was arrested at the scene and taken to Manly Police Station where he was later charged.

“Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Following inquiries, a 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Manly Police Station.

“He was charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm — drive manner dangerous, cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle and negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm).

“The man was refused bail and appeared at Manly Local Court today (Tuesday, 10 October 2023), where he was granted conditional bail to appear before the same court on Wednesday, 29 November 2023,” said the NSW Police spokesperson.

Images: Channel Nine, Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade

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