A teenager was charged after a man's fall from a moving vehicle and left at night in critical condition on the state's north coast.
On Sunday, 20 January 2019, at approximately 12.45 pm, the emergency services were called at the Saltwater Point in Wallabi, about 40 km north of Forster, after a man was reportedly abducted from a car.
Police say a 20-year-old man was in the suburbs of Toyota during his move when he fell on the road.
The man was seriously injured in the head and was taken to Manning Base Hospital before been taken to John Hunter Hospital in critical condition.
Officers from Manning County, in the Great Lakes region, and Hunter's Accident Investigation Unit set up the crime scene and began investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Following the investigation, the 19-year-old driver was arrested in a house in Wolambi Point before being transferred to the Tari Police Station.
He was charged with a serious driver who caused serious bodily injury or negligent driving causing serious bodily harm, driving the car with a passenger on a part of the vehicle or driving the car with a passenger in a part of the vehicle - no seatbelt and P1 drive not comply with conditions – more than one passenger under 25.
The youth was released on parole to appear in Taree District Court on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
His license was suspended.