Date
17 August 2017
Pui Shan Rachel Wong of Hong Kong has been charged in an Australian court with dangerous driving causing death. Photo: Bundaberg NewsMail
Pui Shan Rachel Wong of Hong Kong has been charged in an Australian court with dangerous driving causing death. Photo: Bundaberg NewsMail

Hong Kong woman charged over fatal crash in Australia

A Hong Kong woman has been charged over a head-on accident that killed two men in Australia. Bail has been denied. 

Pui Shan Rachel Wong, 30, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death, Australian media reports said. 

Wong was driving with a fellow backpacker towards the central Queensland town of Childers on August 21.

She allegedly crossed double lines on a hill and attempted to overtake some trucks when she smashed head-on with an oncoming vehicle carrying the two men.

The men aged 51 and 41 died at the scene.

Wong and her 28-year-old passenger were taken to Bundaberg Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Wong appeared briefly in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon.

She slowly entered the courtroom on crutches, wearing shorts and a prison-issue jumper.

Wong has been remanded in custody, to reappear on October 16.

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JL

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