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Teenager charged after stolen vehicle crashed - Cooma

Monday, 27 March 2017 10:57:27 AM

A teenager has been charged after a stolen vehicle crashed north of Cooma.

About 8.50am (Sunday 26 March 2017), an 18-year-old man was driving a Nissan sedan south along the Monaro Highway, about 7km north of Cooma.

The driver had three passengers all under the age of 17.

The vehicle left the road and rolled.

Emergency services were called and the driver and two of his passengers, aged 17 and 14, were taken to Cooma Hospital and have since been released.

A 14-year-old girl who had also been a passenger was airlifted to Canberra Hospital suffering a spinal fracture.

Officers from Monaro Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Further inquiries led police to determine the vehicle had allegedly been stolen from the ACT yesterday (Saturday 25 March 2017), and had been involved in numerous offences between Canberra and Eden since that time.

The 18-year-old driver was arrested taken to Cooma Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, three counts of cause bodily harm by misconduct in motor vehicle, negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm and unaccompanied learner and receive property stolen outside NSW.

His licence was suspended.

He has been given conditional bail and will appear before Cooma Local Court on Wednesday 17 May 2017.