P-plater charged over fatal collision

Date: Aug 15, 2011

Police have arrested a young man and charged him with several offences after an an accident in Sydney's north western suburb of Kellyville that left one woman dead.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit arrested the Holden's driver at 09:30 last Thursday (August 11) following a number of enquiries.

The young man has since been charged at Penrith police station. The counts included charges of dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and driving while under a suspended license.

On August 5, two cars – a red Toyota Corolla and a black Holden Commodore – were involved in a collision and official reports indicated that one vehicle had caught fire.

The accident occurred on Green Road near the corner of President Road at around 07:45.

Initial reports were unable to provide a clear picture of the nature of the incident, including any injuries sustained, nor which vehicle had caught ablaze.

It has since come to light that it was the Holden that erupted with flames moments after impact and that the male driver was able to free himself from the damaged vehicle.

Police set up a perimeter to allow forensic crash investigation teams to begin searching the scene for clues as to how the incident may have occurred.

The Toyota's driver – a 24-year-old female resident of Dural – died at the scene.

Meanwhile the young man involved in the crash – a 20-year-old from Cranebrook – was taken to Westmead Hospital where he received medical attention and underwent mandatory blood and urine tests.

Drivers who are injured in an incident in NSW may be eligible to receive car accident compensation.

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