Driver accused of not stopping after hitting teen

A MOTORIST accused of driving away after hitting a teenager will face court this month.

Police confirmed a 24-year-old Banora Point man has been charged with failing to stop and assist after an accident, and not giving parti- culars to an injured person.

He will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on August 25.

Tweed Heads South resident Danial Benson, 14, was left with multiple injuries after being struck by a white utility while cycling with a friend on Dry Dock Road about 6.20pm on July 25.

Passers-by called an ambulance and helped the injured teenager after the driver drove away from the scene.

The incident left Danial with a broken left leg, a broken right arm, a broken shoulder, a broken tooth, and facial injuries.

He spent nine days in the Tweed Hospital and underwent three sessions of surgery before he was discharged.

He is now recovering at home under the care of his mother, Barbara.

The Tweed River High student was told by doctors he would remain wheelchair-bound for at least eight weeks and faces the possibility of a lifelong limp.

Police spoke to Danial and the friend with whom he was riding at the time before charges were laid.

The driver attended Tweed Heads Police Station on July 29.



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