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Driver committed on hit-run bike crash

After six months and seven court appearances, a driver who allegedly ran a red light, hitting and injuring a motorcyclist, has finally been committed to stand trial.

Driver Daniel Marjoribanks was charged on 12 September 2019 after the crash at the intersection of Schofields and Windsor roads, Rouse Hill.

He appeared for the seventh time this week in Parramatta Local Court where the matter was adjourned for a hearing on 5 June 2020.

NSW Police say his Nissan utility was travelling south on Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, about 9.30pm when it approached the intersection of Schofields Road and was faced with a red right turn arrow.

“The driver allegedly turned right against the red arrow and struck a motorcycle which was being ridden north through the intersection,” police will allege.

The motorcyclist, a 63-year-old man, suffered multiple compound fractures to his right leg and fractured ribs.

Marjoribanks was charged with:

  • Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm;
  • Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm;
  • Fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm;
  • Fail to stop and assist after impact cause injury;
  • Drive when visiting privileges withdrawn – first offence; and
  • Not give particulars to injured person.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Fundraiser for hit-run crash victim’s family

A fundraiser page has been started to raise money for the family of rider Scott Rose who was killed in a collision with an unlicensed driver at Tumbulgum, NSW, on Monday (2 September 2019).

You can support the fundraiser by clicking here. So far, more than $6400 of a $10,000 goal has been raised from 76 donations.

Scott died in the crash at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way in Tumbulgum near Tweed Heads, about 3.20pm on Sunday.

The driver left the scene and another rider involved was injured but later released from hospital.

Graham Belcher, 52, of Britain, was arrested at Brisbane International Airport on Tuesday (3 September 2019) at 2am as he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong.

fundraiser unlicensed Scott Rose, wife Tenniel and his children Lacey and Nash
Graham Belcher

He appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday morning charged with an outstanding warrant, as well as:

  • dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous;
  • fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death;
  • negligent driving (occasioning death);
  • cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle;
  • drive while licence cancelled;
  • not give way to vehicle (give way sign/line); and
  • driver fails/refuses to disclose his identity.

Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody until November 20.

Family fundraiser

The fundraiser page was started by brother-in-law, Codie Holliday, to raise money to support Scott’s wife Tenniel and his children Lacey and Nash.

“As the sole income provider for his family, Scott’s tragic death is impacting his family in so many awful ways, including financially,” Codie says on the fundraiser page. 

“At this horrible time of need it would be most appreciated if as a community we can get together to support Tenniel, Nash and Lacey so that finances are one less thing they need to worry about.

“It is one burden that we can actually help to lift. All funds donated will go directly to the family to assist with all related costs and assist in supporting this family through this time.

“Thank you in advance to everyone who donates, to all of the people who have offered their support and kindness, the first responders on scene, and those who went past the accident and stopped to help, we are forever grateful.”

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Rider dies in crash after driver failed to stop

A male rider has died at the scene of a crash involving another motorcycle and a car which failed to stop in the NSW Northern Rivers region today.

NSW Police says the crash occurred at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way in Tumbulgum, near Tweed Heads, about 3.20pm (Monday 2 September 2019).

The rider died at the scene and the other male rider was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop.

Police are now searching for a small bright blue hatchback with front-end damage and Queensland registration plates 170 ZCP.

Anyone with information regarding this vehicle should contact Triple Zero or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

Our condolences to the riders’ family and friends and our best wishes to the other rider for a quick and full recovery.

This follows recent reports of a number of hit-and-run crashes involving motorcycles.

In NSW, the requirement for those involved in a crash to remain at the scene until police arrive was dropped in 2014, even if a tow truck is required.

However, the motorists must report the incident to police and remain at the scene if anyone is injured.

If they don’t, police can charge a motorist with failing to stop at the scene of an accident which is considered a serious offence.

Depending on whether someone is injured or killed in the crash, the motorist responsible could face serious charges with up to 10 years in jail.

Police say motorists leaving an accident scene where someone is injured decrease a victim’s chance of survival.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com