Daniel Andrews questioned over 2013 car crash involving teen
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has shut down questions raised over his integrity after fresh revelations were made by a cyclist who was hit by the premier’s car – when it was being driven by his wife – nearly a decade ago.
Ryan Meuleman was 15 when he was seriously injured in the crash on the Mornington Peninsula in January 2013.
The 24-year-old is now engaging lawyers to dispute Daniel Andrews and his wife’s version of events, according to a report in the Herald Sun.
Andrews responded to and shut down nearly all questions about the crash in a press conference today.
“I’ve canvassed those matters in great detail and I’ve got no further comment to make,” he said.
Meuleman spent 11 days at the Royal Children’s Hospital before he was visited by two police officers at his home.
He claimed to the Herald Sun he was unable to speak to the officers because there had been “tubes removed from (his) throat”.
“They did not come back at any time thereafter to get a statement from me,” he said.
Victoria Police did not lay any charges in relation to the incident.