Teen charged over fatal Londonderry crash

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A P-plate driver has been charged following the death of a motorcyclist at Londonderry last year.

The crash happened about 5.45am on Thursday, October 22 last year when a utility and a motorcycle collided at the intersection of Londonderry and Whitegates roads, Londonderry.

The 52-year-old rider was thrown from the motorbike and suffered critical head injuries. He died at the scene.

The driver of the utility, a 17-year-old boy, was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative result.

He was arrested and taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following inquiries, the teen was served a Court Attendance Notice at St Marys Police Station just after 5pm yesterday (Friday, February 12) for the offences of ‘dangerous driving occasioning death’, ‘negligent driving occasioning death’, and ‘drive motor vehicle with illicit drug present in blood’.

He is due to appear in a children’s court on Wednesday, April 14 2021.

His driver’s licence was suspended.

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