A Californian doctor who left the country after allegedly causing a head-on crash that injured a Queenstown woman can finally be named. Raman Sidhar (73) was charged with dangerous driving causing injury to Sara Duan after the Frankton Rd crash on January 27 this year. They were stranded there for two days due to weather-related disruption to flights before returning to the United States. At the third call of his case on May 8, the court was told Sidhar had dismissed his Queenstown lawyer and had declined to participate in restorative justice. Police have indicated they will amend the charge to aggravated careless driving causing injury.
Source: Otago Daily Times May 26, 2023 14:45 UTC