Court case against driver involved in Julie Bullock car crash adjourned

Julie Bullock's husband Darren (centre) was present at Picton Local Court to hear the case. He was surrounded by friends and family. Picture: Ashleigh Tullis

Julie Bullock's husband Darren (centre) was present at Picton Local Court to hear the case. He was surrounded by friends and family. Picture: Ashleigh Tullis

The court hearing of a Balmoral woman charged with dangerous driving resulting in the death of Julie Bullock and her son has been adjourned until November.

Athena Vibert, 50, was not present at Picton Local Court on Tuesday, September 12.

Ms Vibert was represented by Tony Venditti from Duffy Law Group, based in Narellan.

The solicitor did not enter a plea on Ms Vibert’s behalf and applied for an adjournment.

The matter will now be heard on Tuesday, November 14 at Picton Court House.

Mrs Bullock, 49, and seven-year-old son were killed in a head-on car crash on the Hume Highway near Pheasants Nest on Tuesday morning, March 7 just before 8am.

The crash occurred about one kilometre south of the Picton Road turn-off.

Mrs Bullock’s daughter was also in the car.

She was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with head and chest injuries that occurred in the crash.

Mrs Bullock son was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition but died later that day.

Mrs Bullock was driving her twins to Wollondilly Anglican College in a Mazda four-wheel drive. Ms Vibert was driving a silver Holden Astra.

Darren Bullock (left) was surrounded by friends and family. Picture: Ashleigh Tullis

Darren Bullock (left) was surrounded by friends and family. Picture: Ashleigh Tullis

Mrs Bullock’s husband Darren was present in court on Tuesday, supported by six friends and family.

They sat patiently until Ms Vibert’s matter was heard by Magistrate Stoddart.

Mr Bullock spoke briefly outside the court house.

“The loss of Julie and [our son] is felt every day,” he said.

“Their deaths have taken a toll on our family.

“We still don’t know what happened on that day.

“Nothing is going to bring them back.

“We just want closure so we know what happened.”

Ms Vibert has also been charged with driving occasioning grievous bodily harm in relation to Sienna, negligent driving and driving on the dividing strip.

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