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Teen charged over fatal Northern Beaches crash

A 17-year-old has been charged with ten offences over a fatal car crash that killed a teenage boy and injured five others on Sydney’s northern beaches earlier this month.

Six teenage boys, aged between 16 and 17, were travelling in a Toyota Hilux as it left the road and collided with a tree on Cabbage Tree Road, Bayview, shortly after midnight on October 7.

Multiple passengers were thrown from the Toyota Hilux after it left the road and hit a tree.Credit: Nine

The passengers were taken to Royal North Shore Hospital, where the 16-year-old front seat passenger later died from his injuries.

The 17-year-old P-plate driver, who was airlifted from the crash to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical but stable condition, was arrested at a home in Bayview on Thursday.

Officers took him to Manly Police Station where he was charged with ten offences, including dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and driving with passengers not wearing seatbelts.

He was granted bail and will appear in children’s court on January 10.

The teenagers involved in the crash were all friends and lived in the northern beaches.

At the time of the accident, Northern Beaches Police Area Command Detective Superintendent Patrick Sharkey said the scene had been chaotic and traumatic, with two passengers thrown from the vehicle.

He said injuries ranged from serious crush injuries to the chest to leg fractures.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/teen-charged-over-fatal-northern-beaches-crash-20231030-p5eg29.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Teen charged over fatal Northern Beaches crash

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