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FRESH DETAILS ABOUT HIGH SPEED CHARLESTOWN CRASH

More details have emerged about a high-speed crash on the Pacific Highway at Charlestown, near Newcastle, early yesterday morning.

Police say the 24-year-old Taree man driving the vehicle, was disqualified until 2020 and may have run a red light moments before losing control.

He’s now in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital, having fractured his neck.

A 32-year-old Gateshead woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, remains in an induced coma.

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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle, where he now works as a reporter & producer, in July 2018.

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