Woman behind wheel in fatal crash waits on bail decision

A VICTORIAN woman involved in a fatal car crash near Stanthorpe will have to wait until she undergoes a medical assessment before she learns whether her bail can be granted.

Bronya Schoner, 36, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm over a crash at the intersection of Whiskey Gully Rd and the New England Highway in February this year.

The crash claimed the life of a woman and left her two daughters seriously injured.

Defence barrister Anthony Anderson told the Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday (April 02) it was accepted there were several witnesses who told police Schoner had been driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash.

"There are five separate witnesses who say my client was driving on the wrong side of the road and that is not contested," he said.

"We must also accept she was driving while disqualified.

"I must concede this is a real hurdle for her in obtaining bail from the court."

Justice James Douglas expressed concerns at Schoner's criminal and driving histories and alleged comments she made at the scene about attempted self-harm the week before the crash.

He said he would like to know more about her current state of mind before making a decision on her bail application.

The matter was adjourned to a date to be fixed so a medical report can be done.


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