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Heritage ferry has its engine replaced
Peninsula has highest numbers of elderly,
Wheelchair converted to multi-purpose cart
Provisional driver charged following Pearl Beach crash
Elections to be held for Ettalong Diggers
Alcohol-free zones are re-established
Construction certificate issued for three units
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Water mostly good for swimming, says council report
Path to be built at Pearl Beach?
Application for two-lot subdivision
Bridge club to seek review of community centre use
Umina to host women's network meeting
Ride to Work Day ride
Raffle held in lieu of Opera in the Arboretum
Rotary club plans to start dementia cafe
Rotary members celebrate hat day
High tea at the arboretum
Raffle raises almost $3000 for Pearl Beach hall
Club hears about Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Almost no rain falls
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Beachgoers deserve to feel safe
Inconvenient track work
Fake traffic studies for development applications?
Coronavirus prevention more luck than good practice
No reason why bridge ritual should not continue
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Koala painting donated to arboretum
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College delivered football course online
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Band practice resumes
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Jemma Smith to compete with Newport
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Umina United takes over-45s title
Teeball and modball players wanted
Veteran Pairs bowls finals
Disabled Surfers cancel December event

Provisional driver charged following Pearl Beach crash

A driver with a provisional P1 licence has been charged with a number of traffic offences following a crash at Pearl Beach on October 2 left a young passenger in a critical condition.

Police allege the car was being driven by a 17-year-old boy, with three male passengers also aged 17 on board.

The car is said to have left Patonga Dr at Pearl Beach before hitting a tree at approximately 12:10am.

A rear-seat passenger was treated at the scene for serious head injuries before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital.

His condition is still said to be critical.

A second rear-seat passenger was taken to Gosford Hospital for soft tissue injuries.

The third passenger was not injured.

Following initial investigations by Brisbane Water police and the crash investigation unit, the driver was arrested and taken to Gosford police station where he was charged with eight offences.

The offences include driving in a reckless manner, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and aggravated dangerous driving while driving at more than 45km/h over the speed limit.

After appearing at a children's court later that day, the driver was refused bail and had his license suspended.





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