Brain surgeon Charlie Teo’s daughter allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road for 200m before she crashed her car into the founder of the Comanchero bikie gang, police say.
CCTV footage has emerged appearing to show Nicola Annabel Teo, 24, driving down the wrong side of the road in Lower Macdonald, in Sydney’s Hawkesbury region, about 3.30pm on Wednesday.
Her modified, cream-coloured LandCruiser then allegedly struck Jock Ross’s Harley Davidson, leaving the former criminal fighting for life.
‘Police will allege that she was travelling on the wrong side of the road for some distance which resulted in a crash occurring,’ Detective Inspector Katie Orr said.
Speaking to reporters, the veteran crash investigator said police are investigating whether Miss Teo was on her phone at the time of the accident.
She also revealed a child – or a ‘juvenile’, in police-speak – was in the front seat of Miss Teo’s car at the time.
Ross, a 76-year-old grandfather and former ‘Supreme Commander’ of the Comancheros, was flown to Westmead Hospital in a coma with leg, head and internal injuries.
He was in a serious but stable condition this morning, and was expected to go into surgery.
CCTV stills have emerged of the moments before Nicola Teo allegedly hit the motorcyclist in Lower Macdonald, in the Hawkesbury region of Sydney. Picture: Nine News
Charlie Teo’s daughter (pictured together) has been accused of causing a head-on crash with Comanchero bikie gang founder Jock Ross which left him fighting for his life
Pictures on her Instagram page show Nicola Teo posting with dogs alongside her cream 70-series Toyota LandCruiser ute
Miss Teo, 24, has been charged with driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning bodily harm, not keep left of dividing line and not give particulars to police. Pictured: Nicola Teo
Miss Teo was taken to a police station where she was interviewed and charged with driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning bodily harm, not keep left of dividing line and not give particulars to police.
The grievous bodily harm charge alone carries a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment.
Det Insp Orr said the charge relates to ‘not providing further details’ to police about what happened in the crash.
Senior police sources told Daily Mail Australia they believed the case was ‘open and shut’, and noted that charges had been laid within hours, rather than weeks.
Miss Teo, the second eldest of Dr Teo’s four daughters with wife Genevieve, was granted conditional police bail to appear at Windsor Local Court on October 17.
Miss Teo attended the $25,000-a-year St Catherine’s School for Girls and now owns a dog-walking business called East Side Dogs AU.
Jock Ross (pictured in April) founded the Comanchero gang in 1966
Daily Mail Australia understands she often takes the animals to the Hawkesbury for walks.
Pictures on her Instagram page show her posing with dogs alongside her cream 70-series Toyota LandCruiser ute.
After the crash, Miss Teo’s business posted to Instagram saying: ‘Hi all, sorry we are running a bit behind schedule.
‘Please let me know if you need your pup at home at a certain time.’
New South Wales Ambulance Inspector Andrew McAlpine described his injuries as follows: ‘The patient had suffered significant and serious injuries. He sustained lower leg, pelvic and some head injuries.
‘He wasn’t in a great way. He was treated at the scene by CareFlight doctors and intensive care paramedics and due to the seriousness of his condition he was placed into an induced coma and evacuated via helicopter to Westmead Hospital.’
Charlie Teo is one of Australia’s best neurosurgeons who has made headlines for prolonging the lives of cancer-suffering children – although his high private fees have caused controversy.
Speaking about his children in an interview last year, Dr Teo said: ‘My daughters have shown me how to be less selfish and self-centred.
‘They have an emotional intelligence that I didn’t develop at their age; some would say I still haven’t. Women and girls mature decades before men do.’
Dr Teo declined to comment on the crash, via a spokeswoman.
Nicola Teo (pictured) attended the $25,000-a -year St Catherine’s school for girls and now owns a dog-walking business
Nicola Teo’s Toyota LandCruiser allegedly hit Jock Ross’s motorbike in Lower Macdonald, north of Sydney, at 3.30pm on Wednesday. Pictured: Nicola Teo
Daily Mail Australia understands Nicola Teo often takes the animals to the Hawkesbury, near where the crash happened. Pictured: Her car and some dogs in an Instagram photo
Hours before the crash, Miss Teo posted this photo on Instagram with the caption ‘just when you thought your day couldn’t get any brighter’
Ross, a Glasgow-born former soldier, founded the Comancheros on the New South Wales Central Coast with four other motorcycle enthusiasts on April 15, 1966.
Styled as the gang’s ‘supreme commander’, he led them into the 1984 Milperra Massacre, in which four of his men as well as two Bandidos and a 14-year-old girl died.
He took a gunshot to the head which gave him vision loss and a brain injury – but he survived.
Ross was jailed for murder in 1987 over his role instigating the massacre. He was released in 1992 after serving just five years.
Following the Milperra Massacre, Ross, who lives in Lower Macdonald, had maintained nominal control of the Comanchero for almost 20 years until a new breed of bikie arrived.
Rapid recruitment of Middle Eastern members in the late 1990s was splitting the gang.
Bikies at the scene of the Milperra Massacre outside the Viking Tavern on Father’s Day 1984
William George ‘Jock’ Ross (pictured) founded the Comanchero in New South Wales in 1966
Ross was spending much of his time in retirement on the Central Coast near Mangrove Mountain when a group of the new brigade, including Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi, who was shot dead last year, drove up to visit about 2002.
According to former detective Duncan McNab’s book Outlaw Bikers in Australia, the visitors were concerned about the gang’s leadership and told Ross they wanted to chat.
The new members of the Comanchero, young and fearless, respected only money and power and had no time for how the old guard – including their club’s founding father – wanted things run.
‘Ross was unsuspecting and outnumbered and the discussion was quick and violent,’ McNab wrote. ‘The Comancheros, led by Mick Hawi, delivered a comprehensive beating to the much older leader.
‘They left him battered and took both his club colours and his Harley-Davidson. It was the outlaw equivalent of spitting in Jock’s face.’
Ross was about 60. Hawi was barely 21. Within a year Hawi was national president and Ross’s leadership was done.
Since he was ousted, Ross, a grandfather of 12, has been captain of his local Rural Fire Service.
Comanchero bikie gang founder Jock Ross (pictured) is fighting for life after a motorcycle crash
The Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang was founded on principles of loyalty and respect
Comanchero Ten Commandments
1. The President is the Supreme Commander of the Comanchero.
2. Any member found guilty of cowardice will be thrown out of the Club.
3. Any member found guilty of stealing from a member of the Club itself will be thrown out of the Club.
4. Any member found guilty of screwing another member’s Real Ol’ Lady or taking advantage of a rift between them for future ‘conning up’ will be thrown out.
5. Any member found guilty of breeding dissension in the Club (ie Running down the President of the Club or Club policies in any way, shape of form – or bad s*** rumours) will be thrown out.
6. Any member found guilty of selling, distributing or using hard drugs will be thrown out.
7. Any member found guilty of using their superior ability to ‘con’ another member or nominated member out of their bikes, money or valuables will be severely dealt with.
8. Any member found guilty of not helping another member who is in genuine trouble, not bulls*** trouble, will be severely dealt with.
9. Any member found guilty of divulging Club business to anyone not a member, unless directed by the President, will be severely dealt with.
10. Any member found guilty of wearing his Colours on or around anything other than a British or American motorcycle of 500cc or more will be severely dealt with.