Charlie Teo’s daughter Nicola, 24, has her dangerous driving charges DROPPED – over crash that left ex-Comanchero bikie boss fighting for life
The daughter of leading neurosurgeon Charlie Teo due to face trial over a crash which left an former bikie boss fighting for life has had all her charges dismissed.
Nicola Teo, 26, was flanked by friends and family when she arrived at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court on Tuesday over the 2019 crash in the NSW Hunter Valley that left former Comanchero boss Jock Ross in a critical condition.
She was due to face a five-day trial after she pleaded not guilty to four charges, including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.
Prosecutors told the court on Tuesday they would drop all charges, which were formally withdrawn and dismissed by Judge Warwick Hunt.
Nicola Teo was flanked by supporters when she left Downing Centre District Court on Tuesday after charges against her were dropped
‘Ms Teo, that means that there’s nothing that holds you here – you’re free to go and get on with your life,’ he told her.
Teo, from Bondi had been accused of dangerously driving on the wrong side of the road when she crashed into Mr Ross, 79, at Lower Macdonald, north-west of Sydney in September 2019.
Mr Ross was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition when his motorcycle collided head-on with Teo’s Toyota Landcruiser.
Teo was said to be ‘shaken up’ at the time after she was charged over the crash.
The scheduled trial was due to start on Monday but was delayed for a psychiatric report to be prepared.
Mr Ross’ disappointed daughter described the outcome as ‘not right” and that her father had been changed forever by the ordeal.
‘It just needed to be fair. My dad will never be the same again. He had to stand down from his job with the fire brigade,’ she told reporters outside court.
Teo was facing a maximum jail term of seven years.