Court waits on crash airbag data

DATA from airbags that will form part of the case against a Robinvale man charged over a car crash that killed his teenage friend and a Sunraysia grandmother is yet to be compiled.

Sione Langi Harrison Taimani, 28, was ­allegedly unlicensed and driving under the influence of alcohol on July 16 last year, when a crash on the Sturt Highway ­between Gol Gol and Euston claimed the life of ­Robinvale residents Tupou Taulanga, 18, and Maria Ienco, 67, and left another man, Solomone Fuavao, with serious injuries.

Taimani has been charged with dan-gerous driving occasioning death and ­dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving and driving in a manner dangerous.

Wentworth Local Court this week heard it would take between two and eight more weeks for data from airbags to be analysed and returned, with police and prosecutors dealing with overseas companies.

Magistrate Roger Clisdell adjourned Taimani’s case until November 6 to give prosecutors enough time to obtain the ­evidence they needed.

Taimani, who is not in custody, was ­excused from appearing at court both this week and at the next mention hearing.

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