Reckless Kambah teen hospitalises three passengers after driving stolen car

David Tuckwell 27 March 2017
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An 18-year-old Kambah man has hospitalised his three child passengers after crashing an allegedly stolen vehicle near Cooma early Sunday morning.

Among the passengers was a 14-year-old girl who had to be airlifted to hospital with a spinal fracture. The other two children, aged 17 and 14, were taken to Cooma Hospital and discharged shortly after.

The driver, who was unlicensed, was driving south along the Monaro Highway when the vehicle came off the road and rolled.

No drugs or alcohol were involved.

The driver was arrested taken to Cooma Police Station where he was charged.

The ledger includes: dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm; three counts of causing bodily harm by misconduct in a motor vehicle; negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm; unaccompanied learner; and receiving property stolen outside NSW.

He has been given conditional bail and will appear in Cooma Local Court on Wednesday.

The vehicle has been returned to its owner.

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