Crash accused faces court

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

An Albany driver was allegedly under the influence of drugs when she crashed into a tree, causing serious injuries to two men last year, a court has been told.

Brooke Percy-Franken, 24, was charged over the fiery crash which injured herself and two men aged 21 and 23 when the Ford Falcon she was driving crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Menang Drive at 1.30am on September 21.

In Albany Magistrate’s Court last Thursday, Ms Percy-Franken faced two counts of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm under the influence of drugs and one count of driving under the influence of drugs.

Wearing gloves to protect her burn injuries, she acknowledged the charges and pleaded not guilty.

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Her defence lawyer Richard Hickson requested a trial listing hearing date.

The three occupants of the car were helped to hospital by a passers-by.

They were eventually airlifted to Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth.

Ms Percy-Franken will next appear in court on May 3.

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