BY ISABEL EVERETT

A man will face court in April charged over a serious crash in Lake Macquarie. 

Around 9.15pm on October 19 2020, emergency services were called to Bareki Road, Eleebana.

There were reports a Honda Civic travelling north and a Ford Mondeo travelling south collided at the intersection of Eleebana Road.

Two children in the Ford – aged five and six-weeks-old – suffered serious head injuries and were taken to John Hunter Hospital. They have since been released from hospital.

The male driver of the Ford, aged 36, and his female passenger, aged 31, were uninjured during the crash.

The driver of the Honda – a 46-year-old man from Abermain – was trapped for a short time before being taken to John Hunter Hospital with serious internal injuries.

Following extensive inquiries, police attended a home on Cessnock Road, Abermain, and spoke with the 46-year-old man.

He was issued with a future court attendance notice for the following offences:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous
  • Cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle (x2)
  • Negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm)
  • Negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm)
  • Drive vehicle illicit drug present in blood
  • Not keep left of dividing line-not class B/C vehicle

He is due to appear at Belmont Local Court on April 21.