A 53-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, as well as other road traffic offences, following the death of a Leitrim man in a crash outside Sydney last week.
Francis Shanley, from Bornacoola, died in the multi-vehicle crash last Thursday when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a beer truck in a pile-up involving 11 other vehicles.
An Australian court has heard that police alleged Mr Francis Omigie was driving a car which changed lanes on a motorway and then stopped resulting in multiple collisions.
The Nigerian native was refused bail by the court and his lawyer told the court that the 53-year-old was distressed by the crash and that he had “had some mechanical problems and his intention was to change lanes to the left and unfortunately has resulted in a pile-up.
Mr Omigie will reappear via video link at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday.
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