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.

Media release, 2 Oct 2020
NSW Police Media