A German man is critical after a car rolled over at Chinderah on Saturday afternoon.
A German man is critical after a car rolled over at Chinderah on Saturday afternoon. Contributed

Woman charged over serious Chinderah crash

POLICE have charged a woman with negligent driving after a Chinderah crash that left a German man in a critical condition.

A Holden Jackaroo was travelling south on the Pacific Hwy at Chinderah about 5.25pm on Saturday, February 20, when it left the road and rolled multiple times.

The 18-year-old female driver and her 21-year-old male passenger were trapped in the car, while another female passenger, 18, was able to escape the wreckage.

Emergency services rescued the trapped passengers and the man was flown by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

The man, a German national, remained in hospital with serious head, chest and leg injuries at the time of printing.

The two women were taken by ambulance to the same hospital, but both have since been released.

Police from the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit have been investigating.

They arrested the 18-year-old driver, also a German national, and charged her with negligent driving occasioning actual bodily harm.

She was granted strict conditional bail and will face Tweed Heads Local Court on March 14.



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