Crash scene: A driver involved in this tragic fatal accident on the Pacific Highway at Valla last October has been committed to stand trial.
Crash scene: A driver involved in this tragic fatal accident on the Pacific Highway at Valla last October has been committed to stand trial.

Motorist faces court over crash

A MOTORIST accused of causing a fatal accident, which claimed the life of a Macksville man on the Pacific Highway at Valla last year, has been committed to stand trial in the district court.

David Wong, 56, a resident of New Zealand, has pleaded not guilty to causing the tragic accident on October 11, 2009.

A 38-year-old father from Macksville was killed while members of his family, two women aged 25 and 29 and two young children, a girl, 8, and a boy, 6, suffered life-threatening critical injuries.

Wong’s wife, who was a passenger in his vehicle, also suffered spinal injuries and was airlifted to a Sydney hospital.

Police will allege a dangerous act of driving on his part caused the deadly head-on accident at Valla at 1.20pm.

Road crash investigation results to be tabled in court will seek to explain how the north-bound Mitsubishi Lancer collided head-on with a Ford Ghia on that Sunday afternoon.

Since the accident, Wong has been released on conditional bail, having surrendered his passport on a $20,000 surety.

He is facing two charges of dangerous driving occasioning death and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The case is due before the Coffs Harbour District Court on July 7 for call over.



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