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Teen’s foot crushed after ute rolls at Bulli Showground

Police carA MAN has been injured after he was thrown from a ute, which rolled and landed on his foot at Bulli Showground on Saturday.

About 12.30am on Saturday July 6, a Toyota Hilux utility, being driven by a 17-year-old male drove from Thirroul to Bulli Showground.

A 17-year-old girl was in the front passenger seat and a 15-year-old girl and 19-year-old man were riding in the ute’s tray.

Police have been told while the vehicle was in the vicinity of the showground, the vehicle performed a donut manoeuvre, throwing those riding in the tray.

As the vehicle rolled, it landed on the 19-year-old man’s foot.

Emergency services attended, and the vehicle was lifted to release the 19-year-old man. He was taken to Wollongong Hospital with serious leg injuries.

There were no other reports of injury.

The 17-year-old driver returned a positive roadside breath test. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.091. His provisional driver’s licence was suspended, and he was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offence of mid-range PCA. He is set to appear in court on Tuesday 5 November 2019.

Inquiries by the Lake Illawarra Crash Investigation Unit are continuing.


About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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