Police drop dangerous drive charge
POLICE will drop a charge of dangerous driving causing death against Robert Keith Davison which was laid in relation to the crash in which his wife died.
The Tweed Heads Local Court heard yesterday that the Department of Public Prosecutions was in the process of withdrawing the charge and it would not go ahead at any future court date.
Davison did not attend court yesterday for the mention of his matters and barrister Bruce Snelling appeared on his behalf.
Mr Snelling said the 65-year-old Banora Point man would contest another, less serious charge of negligent driving, which also arose from the fatal crash.
It will hang over Davison’s head until a hearing at Tweed Heads Local Court on April 20, three days short of the one-year anniversary of the tragic incident.
Carol Ann Davison died as a front-seat passenger in the April 30, 2009 crash on Dry Dock Road.
She suffered a heart attack in the crash and the desperate efforts of police and an off-duty nurse at the scene were not enough to save the 63-year-old.
Friends remembered Mrs Davison as a happy woman with a friendly face and a big smile.
She left behind two sons, Travis and Gavin.
Police consider Robert Davidson responsible for the head-on collision between the couple’s Ford Falcon and a Toyota Prado, which is why the charge of negligent driving is being pursued.
The incident led to criticism of the Tweed ambulance service, after it was revealed paramedics took more than 20 minutes to arrive on the scene because they were busy with other patients.
The driver of the Prado also claimed that a witness had stolen his wedding ring straight from his finger after the collision.