CHARGES have been adjourned against a man accused of dangerous driving that caused a serious crash on a major Tamworth thoroughfare.
Wayne Ashley Philp, 48, is facing three charges stemming from the April 20 crash on Scott Road but is yet to enter pleas.
Philp was due to appear in Tamworth Local Court this week, but acting magistrate Mal MacPherson was told he had suffered a medical event.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Alex Thom mentioned the case and requested a joint adjournment, on behalf of the Legal Aid defence solicitor.
“Her client has suffered a further [medical incident] this morning and she hasn’t been able to gain instructions,” she told the court.
Philp is charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, driving while suspended and grievous bodily harm by an unlawful act.
Sergeant Thom said the brief of evidence was due to be served by investigators but she did not have a copy.
The court was told the charges had been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to prosecute because of the serious nature of the allegations, but the charges were still in the hands of police.
"We don't appear until the brief is served,” DPP solicitor Andrew Baker told the court.
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Mr MacPherson granted both sides an adjournment, ordering the case to return to court later this month.
“Bail is to continue,” he said.
Police allege Philp was driving a Nissan X-trail when it collided head-on with an oncoming Holden Cruz.
A 65-year-old woman was hospitalised with serious abdominal and lower leg injuries after the head-on.
The woman, who was behind the wheel of the Holden Cruz, had been placed in an induced coma, police said in May.
In April, dramatic dashcam footage, captured by a camera in the car travelling in front of the Holden Cruz, showed a Nissan X-trail in the parking lane on the wrong side of Scott Road, just before it collides with a Holden Cruz.
Philp was charged in early-May following an investigation by Tamworth police.