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Teen flown to Westmead Hospital in critical condition after motorbike and car collide in Orange

February 19, 2023

A man has been charged with drink-driving after a teenage boy was critically injured in a crash between a car and a motorcycle at Orange overnight.

Emergency services were called to Burrendong Way and Matthews Avenue, Orange, about 9.20pm (Saturday February 18, 2023), after reports a Holden Commodore and a motorcycle had collided.

Police found a 16-year-old boy – who is a learner rider – suffering multiple injuries including leg fractures.


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"He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being flown to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition," police said.

The driver of the car and sole occupant – a 53-year-old man – was not injured.

Officers attached to Central West Police District subjected the man to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

"He was arrested and taken to Orange Health Services for mandatory testing before being returned to Orange Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.124."

He was charged with mid-range PCA and is due to appear in Orange Local Court on Thursday April 6, 2023. His licence has been confiscated.

Inquiries are continuing by officers attached to the Southern Crash Investigation Unit.

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