Wrong side of the road: Italian man charged over Forest Grove crash

Augusta Margaret River Times

An Italian national has been charged in relation to an early hours crash in Forest Grove on New Year’s Day, in which a woman sustained serious injuries.

Major Crash officers will allege the man was driving a Ford sedan on the incorrect side of Bussell Highway, when it collided head on with a Subaru sedan travelling south at around 3.40am.

As a result of the collision, the Subaru ignited and the driver, a woman in her 50s, required assistance from a passing motorist to exit the vehicle.

She was flown by RAC Rescue helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The 20-year-old Italian National received minor injuries.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and is due to appear in the Margaret River Magistrates Court on January 21.

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