Donegal man charged with dangerous driving over Sydney crash


A Donegal man has been charged in Australia with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm after two men were seriously injured in a weekend crash.

According to the, 22-year-old Terence Wilkinson from Dunfanaghy, appeared in court after being arrested while on board a plane at Sydney Airport back to Dublin on Monday.

Police allege that Wilkinson was the driver of a Mazda 323 that hit a van parked on Burke Street, Chifley, in the suburbs of Sydney at about 2am on Saturday last.

CCTV footage showed the driver and a back-seat passenger fleeing the scene.

A 25-year-old front passenger and a 27-year-old rear-seat passenger were trapped for more than an hour before being freed by emergency personnel.

At least three of the men are believed to be from Donegal.

Wilkinson was arrested after his plane, which was ready for take-off to Dublin, was requested to return to the boarding gate.

He was later taken to Mascot police station and charged with a range of offences including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was refused police bail but after appearing in Central Local Court yesterday he was granted conditional bail to return to Downing Centre Local Court on August 15th .