The daughter of renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo has been ordered not to drive or leave the country as she faces charges over a crash that left a former bikie boss fighting for his life.
Nicola Teo appeared in court for the first time since the head-on collision between the Toyota Landcruiser she was driving and former Comancheros hardman Jock Ross’ motorcycle.
She is alleged to have been driving on the wrong side of the road with a child in the passenger seat when the crash happened in the Hawkesbury region outside Sydney on September 25.
Teo stood to identify herself inside Windsor Local Court but did not speak during the short hearing on Thursday.
She declined to answer reporters’ questions as she left the building.
Teo is charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, an offence which carries a maximum term of seven years imprisonment on conviction.
She also faces charges of negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, not keeping left of the dividing line and not giving particulars to police in relation to the crash on Settlers Rd at Lower Macdonald, near Wisemans Ferry.
The 24-year-old, from Queens Park in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, was released on conditional bail ahead of the next hearing on December 12.
Her continuing bail conditions require her not to occupy the driver’s or rider’s seat of any motor vehicle, and not to enter any international departure point including airports or sea ports.
Her father Charlie Teo is based at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Randwick.
Mr Ross remains at Westmead Hospital, but an official said no update on his condition would be given.
He was president and self-styled “Supreme Commander” of the Comancheros in the 1970s and 1980s, including at the time of the Milperra massacre.
Six bikies and 14-year-old bystander Leanne Walters were killed when Comancheros and Bandidos gang members had a gun battle in the car park at the Viking Tavern in Milperra on Father’s Day, 1984.
The massacre made headlines across the globe and a huge police investigation culminated in more than 30 people being tried for murder.
After a lengthy journey through the judicial system, nine men were convicted of the seven murders and 21 men convicted on seven counts of manslaughter.
Mr Ross was found to be the instigator of the massacre and guilty of murder, but later had his conviction downgraded to manslaughter.
Since leaving prison Mr Ross has been a volunteer firefighter north of Sydney.