Netball star faces fewer crash charges

By ADAM HICKS

NETBALL star Katie Bradstock will not face the most serious charges laid against her after the car accident that killed her mother.

In Lismore Local Court yesterday, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions withdrew four charges of dangerous driving, which included two counts of causing death, against Bradstock.

However, the former Australian Under-21s representative still faces four charges of negligent driving.

Bradstock did not appear in court when the case was mentioned.

The charges came after Bradstock drove a car involved in a head-on collision south of Woodburn in January last year.

Bradstock's mother, Jennifer Bradstock, 45, and a man, Peter Wilson, 42, died as a result of the impact.

Bradstock and her 17year-old sister, Kirrily, were seriously injured and taken to the Lismore Base Hospital.

Doctors feared Brad- stock's sister had suffered a brain haemorrhage and would lose her left kidney.

A man in the car Bradstock allegedly ran into also received serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

Bradstock has not entered a plea.

Magistrate Nick Reimer adjourned the case to May 3. Bradstock is not required to appear in person.



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