The offence of ‘Dangerous
Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm’ is a serious offence under section
52A(3) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). It is
defined as driving a motor vehicle in a manner that is both dangerous and
causes grievous bodily harm to another person.
To prove this offence, it should be
also noted that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the
The defendant Drove a motor vehicle; AND
The defendant Drove the motor vehicle in a manner that was dangerous; AND
That the dangerous driving caused grievous bodily harm to another person
The prosecution must also prove that
the accused was at least negligent in their driving. This means that they must
have failed to take reasonable care to avoid the risk of causing harm to
The maximum penalty for dangerous
driving occasioning grievous bodily harm is 7 years imprisonment. However, the
court may take into account a number of factors when
sentencing, including the accused’s personal circumstances and the seriousness
of the offence.
Dangerous driving occasioning
grievous bodily harm is a very serious offence that can have a devastating
impact on the victim and their family. If you are charged with this offence, it
is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 31st August 2023.
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